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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 D.

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Music Lesson Mission Statement
Instruction for Jazz & Contemporary styles for ALL levels, using proven concepts and techniques that develop the necessary excellence for success within the contemporary music scene."

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.

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

Jazz & Contemporary Drum Lesson Overview

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”)
  • Reading - Learn &/ or Improve standard rhythmic Reading, Sight-Reading, Rudimental Studies & Solos
    Concert/ Orchestral Snare Concepts
    Drum Set Chart Reading & Interpretation
    Swing/ Jazz Interpretation
    Syncopated "Embellishments"
  • Hand Technique -
    Gladstone Technique
    Moeller Method
  • Coordinated-Independence - Basic Coordination -
    Advanced 2 & 3 Way Coordinated Independence
    Develop a “time-center” with & without a click
    Ostinato Independence
    Polyrhythmic Independence
  • Groove & Stylistic Development - as applied to all Styles
    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
    Stylistic Analysis
    Jazz Studies "Comping"
    Odd Meters & Groove Construction Concepts
  • Implied Time, Beat-Displacement, Orchestration
  • Concepts of Improvisation Fills & Solos (beyond the clichés)
  • and more...

University of Southern California Senior Research Associate says: "Music training has been found to be related to better language and mathematical skills, higher IQ, and overall greater academic achievement. Also, differences between musicians and non-musicians have been found in areas of the brain related to hearing and movement, among others."







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