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

Over 30 yrs. international professional performance experience encompassing stage, screen and television in diverse musical styles.

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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 practice 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
"Empowering motivated, serious students and professionals, using techniques and concepts that develop the consistent-excellence necessary for continued success within the contemporary music scene."

Learn Basic Drum Set to Advanced Drum lessons including: Preparation for music auditions - prepare to join a band. Qualify for a band on a Cruise Ship band. Prepare for a University or cegep music degree and more! Or Simply Learn to play better at any and all levels

REALITY CHECK - Drummers are hired based on their sense timing, feel, versatility and musicality. Very few, if any, are hired for a band based. solely, on their ability to do drum fills and solos.

Private lessons offer you the advantage of completely individualized study tailored - to each student's individual strengths and weaknesses; while the core curriculum explored remains the same for all. Students, who remain under my instruction long enough can benefit from:

  • Learn and master all rudiments (master is quite a different word than “know”)
  • Read Music, Interpret Charts, Sight Reading
  • Interpret Charts
  • Develop a “time center” with and without a click
  • Explore Concert Snare Drum Literature
  • Play all forms of back-beat grooves Rock, R&B, Funk, Hip Hop, etc.
  • Play various ethnic and world grooves from all corners of the globe Afro/ Cuban, Latin, Brazilian, etc.
  • Play and understand the basics of Jazz and Swing
  • Rhythmic dictation training
  • Transcriptions
  • Soloing Concepts of Improvisation (beyond the clichés)
  • Focused listening concepts
  • Develop a technical foundation that becomes seamless in all drumming situations.
  • and more...

Preparation for Music Auditions for University, CEGEP, Cruise Ship, & Band (Time Oriented)

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

Your goals and dreams are YOURS —
What you do with your new skills is up to you. Enjoy your journey! Whether you're a beginner, hobbyist, aspiring student or college or university student, professional, or weekend musician — ALL ARE WELCOME — MY goal is to assist you in becoming the BEST DRUMMER YOU CAN BE! Giving you every musical advantage possibly to turn YOUR potential into REALITY.

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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