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

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"It's been a little over 2 years that I have been taking lessons with Jacob Kaye. I am so excited about my development, I wish I had met him 10 years ago! My technique, reading and independence has dramatically improved. Jacob is passionate about teaching drums with the goal of taking his students to highest level. The only limitation is the student's desire and the availability of practise time. My goal is to play all the styles of music from Rock to Jazz , and with Jacob I'm definitely on my way." Roger Daoud

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Instruction for students and professionals, using principled concepts and techniques necessary to achieve a consistent excellence of music & character required for success within the contemporary music scene."

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Private lessons offer you the advantage of completely individualized study and learning - 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 and master all 40 P.A.S. Rudiments (master is significantly different than “know”)
  • Learn &/ or Improve standard rhythmic Reading, Sight Reading, & Drum Set Chart Interpretation. Essential to your progress
  • Develop a “time-center” with & without a click
  • Refine Coordinated-Independence toward mastery
  • Drum Set Groove & Stylistic Development
  • Limited Exploration into Orchestral & Rudimental Snare Drum Concepts
  • Odd Meters, Groove Construction Concepts
  • Implied Time, Polyrythms, Beat-Displacement, Orchestration
  • Concepts of Improvisation (beyond the clichés)
  • Develop Active listening habits
  • Double Bass Drum technique development
  • Develop a seamless musical/ technical foundation in all music styles - Rock, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop, World grooves, Latin, Afro/ Cuban, Jazz (Swing, Bop and Post Bop), and Progressive
  • and more…

Also Music audition preparation for CEGEP, University, Cruise Ships, etc. Results!!!

Whether you're a beginner, hobbyist, aspiring student or college or university student, professional, or weekend musician It's all good — MY goal is to assist you in becoming the accomplished musician that gives you every musical advantage possibly to turn YOUR potential into reality.







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