"Jacob, you've got GREAT hands!!! ...hands from hell...!" Jim Chapin

Musician: Drummer
Montreal Drum Lessons

(Jazz & Contemporary Styles)



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"I signed up to take lessons with Jacob because I saw he had played big band jazz before, and I wanted a teacher with roots in traditional styles of drumming. He works hard to build a curriculum to help the student with their weaknesses. He is a strong believer in drumming discipline + practice, etc... Oh and he does skype lessons too, if you need. Very warm personality." Anonymous 2018 (privacy maintained when requested)

Instructional Montreal Drum Lessons



Music Lesson Mission
"Professional, experienced instruction for motivated students and professionals. A conceptual approach to developing the consistent-excellence necessary for success within the contemporary music scene."

Students, who remain with my instruction long enough can benefit from:

  • Learn and master all 40 P.A.S. Rudiments (master is significantly different than “know”)
  • Reading - Learn &/ or Improve standard single line rhythmic reading, Sight-Reading
  • Orchestral - Rudimental Snare Concepts
  • Drum Set Chart Reading & Interpretation
  • Swing/ Jazz Interpretation
  • Syncopated "Embellishments"
  • Hand Technique: Basic, Stone (Morello), and Moeller Method
  • Coordinated-Independence - Basic, Intermediate - Advanced 2 & 3 Way Coordinated Independence
  • Develop a “time-center” with & without a click
  • Ostinato based and Polyrhythmic Independence Development
  • Groove Development - as applied to many Styles
  • Stylistic Development - Develop a seamless musical/ technical foundation in many music styles - Rock, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop, World grooves, Latin, Afro/ Cuban, Jazz (Swing, Bop and Post Bop), and Progressive
  • Stylistic Analysis Study
  • Jazz Studies "Comping" and Concepts of Improvisation Fills & Solos (beyond the clichés)
  • Odd Meters, Groove Construction
    Implied Time, Beat-Displacement, Orchestration Concepts
  • and more...

Transition Your playing to the next level.

Problem Solving 101
In very broad-strokes, this is what Jacob does. Most drummers require further development either one or both of the below concepts in order to move their playing to the next level.

  1. Hand Technique (Moeller Method/ Hand Technique Development ) - Improve speed, control, endurance, finesse and power. Opening up your playing to more relaxed fluidity of movement at any speed... applicable to ALL styles. It relates to single surface and drum set movement around the drum set.
  2. Coordinated Independence (Jazz & Contemporary/ Coordinated Independence) One's aim is to free both hands and feet from dependence on one another. Developing the ability, without breaking the rhythmic pulse, to successfully embellish the music.
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    Also Drum Set coaching for University, CEGEP (College), Cruise Ship, & band performances and auditions.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE THE WORLD'S GREATEST DRUMMER - You do have to have the DESIRE to be the greatest drummer YOU can be!! The musical direction you decide for yourself with your new skills is YOUR choice.

Your goals and dreams are yours!! Regardless of whether you are an aspiring beginner, hobbyist, college or university student, professional, or weekend musician--

MY goal is to give you every musical advantage possible to best prepare you with the skills professionals use to turn your potential into reality!....

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


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