“…we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle

Jazz & Contemporary
Montreal & Online Drum Lessons
(An approach applicable to All Styles, including Moeller Method)



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Concerning mastery of the instrument:
If you see no value in using a consistent portion of your time and energies, then just do with what you have, and don't expect improvement.

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Instructional Montreal Drum Lessons




"Private instruction for serious students and professionals. A conceptual approach designed to take your playing to the next level. Concepts that prepare you for continued success within the contemporary music scene."

Regardless of whether you are an aspiring or currently a beginner, hobbyist, college or university student, professional, or weekend musician-- All Levels Welcome.

Those who apply themselves to instruction can benefit from:

  • Mastery in all 40 Percussive Arts Society Rudiments (acquiring mastery is significantly different than “knowing”) - Conceptually: It's not always What you play, often it's How you play What you play. Jacob teaches concepts of "how to"
  • Reading - Learn &/ or Improve single line rhythmic notation "how" it applies to drum set, Sight-Reading, "Embellishment" concepts, Drum Set Chart Interpretation
  • Coordinated - Independence - "The GOAL is to free both hands and feet from dependence on one another. Developing this ability, without breaking the rhythmic pulse, to successfully embellish the music in any given style(s)."
  • Jazz Studies for 2 & 3 way independence (Swing, Bop and Post Bop) "Comping" and Concepts of
  • Improvisational Fills & Solos (beyond the clichés)
  • Ostinato and Polyrhythmic Concepts
  • Develop a “time-center” with & without a click
  • Linear Drumming Concepts
  • Odd Meters, Groove Construction
    Implied Time, Beat-Displacement, Orchestration Concepts
  • and more...

Also Available - Time-oriented drum set instruction for University, CEGEP (College), Cruise Ship, bands & Drum Corps and auditions and performances.

- To acquire drum set Mastery two essential concepts - are unavoidable: Hand Technique(s) Development Moeller Method & Coordinated Independence (video samples)

Christina A., drummer (former student). Mini photo shoot - on tour in Taipei, Hong Kong, Macau, China at Hard Rock Cafe with Airborne (All Girl) Montreal Band (circa 2012)


YES! You've got choices! ... Drum Set Lessons and Specialized Instruction options
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YOUR dreams and goals are YOURS---: Keep them! - All You need is the DESIRE. CONCEPTS & STRATEGIES to be the drummer YOU want to be!! The musical direction you decide for yourself is up to you, Jacob provides the Knowledge for your journey.


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Montreal Drum Set Lessons Overview
Coordinated Independence Samples Videos
Montreal Moeller Method Hand Technique Videos

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