Music Lesson Mission Statement
Instruction for Jazz & Contemporary styles for ALL levels, using proven concepts and techniques that develop the necessary excellence for success within the contemporary music scene."
Whether you're a beginner, hobbyist, aspiring student or college or university student, professional, or weekend musician It's all good — MY goal is to assist you in becoming the accomplished musician that gives you every musical advantage possibly to turn YOUR potential into reality.
Also Music audition preparation for CEGEP, University, Cruise Ships, etc. Results!!!
Jazz & Contemporary Drum Lesson Overview
Private lessons offer you the advantage of completely individualized study and learning - tailored to each student’s individual strengths and weaknesses; while the core curriculum explored remains the same for all students. Students, who remain under my instruction long enough can benefit from:
Learn and master all 40 P.A.S. Rudiments (master is significantly different than “know”)
Reading - Learn &/ or Improve standard rhythmic Reading, Sight-Reading, Rudimental Studies & Solos
Concert/ Orchestral Snare Concepts
Drum Set Chart Reading & Interpretation
Swing/ Jazz Interpretation
Hand Technique -
Coordinated-Independence - Basic Coordination -
Advanced 2 & 3 Way Coordinated Independence
Develop a “time-center” with & without a click
Groove & Stylistic Development - as applied to all Styles
Develop a seamless musical/ technical foundation in all music styles - Rock, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop, World grooves, Latin, Afro/ Cuban, Jazz (Swing, Bop and Post Bop), and Progressive
Jazz Studies "Comping"
Odd Meters & Groove Construction Concepts
Implied Time, Beat-Displacement, Orchestration
Concepts of Improvisation Fills & Solos (beyond the clichés)
University of Southern California Senior Research Associate says: "Music training has been found to be related to better language and mathematical skills, higher IQ, and overall greater academic achievement. Also, differences between musicians and non-musicians have been found in areas of the brain related to hearing and movement, among others."