"Instruction designed to take your playing to the next level...”

Professional Musician: Drummer - Lessons - Band
Jazz & Contemporary - Moeller Method


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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)

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

"Educating students and professional musicians, through private instruction, with concepts and techniques necessary to achieve the Consistent Excellence necessary for success 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:

  • Hand Technique - Master the 40 P.A.S. rudiments. Master is significantly different than know. (Matched & Traditional grips)
  • Reading Music: Improve your Reading, Sight Read, Interpret Drum Set Charts
  • Improve Coordinated Independence - Drums presents itself as a unique instrument because of the four-limb coordination that is necessary to master.
  • Limited Exploring of Concert/ Orchestral & Rudimental Snare Drum Concepts
  • Play and understand Jazz (Bop and Beyond Bop) and Swing
  • Learn accepted forms of back-beat grooves (Rock, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop)
  • Play various ethnic and world grooves from all corners of the globe
  • Contemporary Groove Construction Concepts
  • Implied Time,Polyrythms, Beat-Displacement, Orchestration
  • Concepts of Improvisation (beyond the clichés)
  • Develop a seamless musical/ technical foundation in all music styles
  • Groove Development & Stylistic Development
  • Drum Fill Concepts (beyond the simple clichés)
  • Listening & Repertoire: Focused listening concepts,
  • Develop a “time-center” with & without a click
  • Musicianship Studies - Music Theory & Ear Training - Learn music terminology & song-form. Rhythmic dictation training, Transcriptions. Become a more well rounded "Musician"
  • Moeller Method (video sample)

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