Over 35 yrs. international performance experience on stage, screen & television in diverse musical styles.

Professional Musician: Drummer - Lessons/ Coaching - Band
Jazz & Contemporary


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Quote: "Jacob, you've got GREAT hands!!! ...hands from hell...!" Jim Chapin - circa 2005 (20th century’s most influential drum set educator)

Instructional - Lessons & Coaching



Instructional Mission Statement
"Instruction designed to take you to the next level..."

"Educating students and professionals, through private instruction, with concepts and techniques to achieve the Consistent Excellence necessary within the contemporary music scene."

"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle

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:

  • What are you interested in learning improving?
  • Hand Technique - Master the 40 P.A.S. rudiments. Master is significantly different than know. (Matched & Traditional grips)
  • Reading Music: will enable you to learn from libraries of music through the ages. Written musical is the most efficient tool for teaching. (sight reading & charts)
  • Coordinated Independence - Drums presents itself as a unique instrument because of the four-limb coordination that is necessary to master.
  • Stylistic Development -
  • Drum Fill Concepts (beyond the simple clichés)
  • Listening & Repertoire: Focused listening concepts, Rhythmic dictation training, Transcriptions.
  • Listening & Repertoire: Focused listening concepts, Rhythmic dictation training, Transcriptions.
  • Audition Assistance - McGill, Concordia, CEGEP (Jazz Studies), Cruise Ships, Tribute & Cover Band.
  • Musicianship Studies - Music Theory & Ear Training - Learn music terminology & song-form. Become a more well rounded "Musician"
  • Moeller Method (video sample)