Music Lesson Mission
"Instruction for motivated, serious students and professionals using techniques and concepts that develop the consistent excellence necessary for continued success within the contemporary music scene."
REALITY CHECK - Drummers are hired based on their sense timing, feel, versatility and musicality. Very few, if any, are hired for a band based. solely, on their abilities to do drum fills and solos.
Private lessons offer you the advantage of completely individualized study 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 the habit of "how" to practice for results
Master all 40 P.A.S. Rudiments
Read Music, Interpret Charts, Sight Reading
Groove Development with & without a click
Styles Development back-beat grooves (Rock, R&B, Funk), world grooves (Afro/ Cuban, Latin), Play and understand concepts of Jazz and Swing
Explore Concert & Rudimental Snare Drum Concepts
Solo Improvisation (beyond the clichés)
Develop "Active" listening habits
Transform you're playing, technically & Musically, into an "Authentic" style.
Preparation for Music Auditions for University, CEGEP, Cruise Ship, & Band (Time Oriented)
Christina A. (former student) Mini photo shoot - on tour in Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau, China at Hard Rock Cafe with Airborne (circa 2012)
Your goals and dreams are YOURS —
What you do with your new skills is up to you. Enjoy your journey! Whether you're a beginner, hobbyist, aspiring student or college or university student, professional, or weekend musician — ALL ARE WELCOME — MY goal is to assist you in becoming the BEST DRUMMER YOU CAN BE! Giving you every musical advantage possibly to turn YOUR potential into REALITY.
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."