"Listen, I know you're serious...but, let me ask you something...Are you REALLY serious?!" Gruber

Jazz & Contemporary Drummer - Teacher - Band


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Related Links
Drum Lesson Courses (description)
Moeller Method (advanced studies)
Musicianship (course)

Montreal - Toronto - Skype

"...in traveling over 40,000 miles across our nation (U.S.) performing before 1.8 million people with appearances on coast to coast television successful performances at 180 diversified events to include music clinics and jazz festivals reflected great credit upon himself and the USMC"
Certificate of Commendation (excerpt from one of 10 year's performances)




Mission Statement
"Educating serious students and professional musicians, through private instruction, with concepts and techniques based on unchanging Principles, necessary to achieve the Consistent Excellence necessary for Financial & Musicial success within the contemporary music scene."

You're either a beginner, advanced player, or somewhere in between and thats fine. Because you're ALL welcome here & probably interested in one or both of the following:

  1. Getting rid of a problem you have and don’t want (hand speed, control & power) and/ or
  2. Creating a result - achieving the goal - (relaxed coordinated-independence development) that you want and don’t have

"How you do What you do, is almost as important as What you do, because without the How you lessen the What."

The ONLY way I'm going to understand your musicial needs, wants, aspirations, etc. in a specific way is to...Set up a free initial lesson, at your convenience, to begin discussing a strategy for What you want and How you can achieve your goal(s).

The below list gives you a general idea, in broad strokes of some options for what I can help you achieve toward improving your playing abilities. A more well defined description for beginning and intermediate levels. Try this page: Drum Lesson Courses (descriptions).

Lessons are tailored for each individual's strengths and weaknesses, while the core lesson-plans remain the same for ALL students. Students, who remain in my instruction long enough, can learn, with due diligence:

  • Aassistance preparation for music auditions for University, CEGEP & Bands. (Time Oriented)
  • Hand Technique - Master the 40 P.A.S. rudiments. Master is significantly different than know. (Matched & Traditional grips) Including Moeller Method (video sample)
  • Reading Music:Learn or Improve your Reading, Sight Reading, Odd and Mixed Meter reading. Interpret Drum Set Charts, Explore Orchestral & Rudimental Snare Drum reading concepts
  • Develop/ Improve Coordinated Independence - Drums presents itself as a unique instrument because of the four-limb coordination that is necessary to master.
  • Play and understand Jazz, Swing (Bop and Beyond Bop)
  • Learn accepted forms of back-beat grooves (Rock, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop)
  • Play various Latin and Afro-Cuban world grooves
  • Double Bass pedal techniques
  • Groove Construction Concepts, Implied Time, Polyrythms, Beat-Displacement, Orchestration, Odd Meters
  • Concepts of Fills & Improvisation (beyond the clichés)
  • Develop a seamless musical/ technical foundation in all music styles with a “time-center” with & without a click
  • Groove &/ or Stylistic Development
  • Focused listening concepts
  • Expanding your Repertoire - making you more marketable
  • Musicianship Studies - Music Theory & Ear Training - music terminology & song-form. Rhythmic dictation training, Transcriptions. Become a more well rounded "Musician"

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