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"It's been a little over 2 years that I have been taking lessons with Jacob Kaye. I am so excited about my development, I wish I had met him 10 years ago! My technique, reading and independence has dramatically improved. Jacob is passionate about teaching drums with the goal of taking his students to highest level. The only limitation is the student's desire and the availability of practise time. My goal is to play all the styles of music from Rock to Jazz , and with Jacob I'm definitely on my way." Roger Daoud

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Music Lesson Mission Statement
Instruction for serious students and professionals, using concepts and techniques necessary to achieve the "consistent-excellence" required for continuted 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!!!

Drum Lesson Curriculum 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”)
  • Learn &/ or Improve standard rhythmic Sight Reading, Reading - Marching - Rudimental Reading
    Concert - Orchestral Snare Concepts
    Drum Set Chart Reading
    Swing/ Jazz Interpretation
    Syncopated Reading
  • Hand Technique - The "Moeller" Method
    Gladstone Technique
    Roll Studies
    Interpretive Stickings
    Rudimental Studies
    Extensive Exercises & Solos
    Improvisational Ideas
  • Develop a “time-center” with & without a click
  • Refine Coordinated-Independence toward mastery Basic Coordination
    2-3-4 Way Co-ordination
    Interpretive Co-ordination
    Constant Release
    Heel-Toe Method
    Independent Co-ordination
    Ostinato Co-ordination
    Polyrhythmic Co-ordination
  • Drum Set Groove & Stylistic Development - Grooves in all Styles
    Time Keeping
    Improvisational Ideas
    Funk Concepts
    Stylistic Analysis
    Jazz Studies
    Chart Interpretation
    Around the Set Concepts
    Double Bass
    Jazz "Comping"
  • Odd Meters & Groove Construction Concepts
  • Implied Time, Beat-Displacement, Orchestration
  • Concepts of Improvisation (beyond the clichés)
  • Develop Active listening habits
  • Double Bass Drum technique development
  • 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
  • and more…

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."







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