I am a classically trained drummer and percussionist who's been performing for 18 years and teaching for over 10. Did you know that many of the best drummers in the world did a wealth of learning before they even sat down before a drumset? Hand technique and rhythm theory fundamentals are crucial to being able to play ANY song later! I can guide you down the path of learning to play music on the drums correctly, efficiently, and most of all musically. Don't go to someone else and be the punchline to a drummer joke! *** Lesson Details *** When a student takes lessons with me, we will have quite a bit of fun. I use plastic building blocks as visual aids to demonstrate musical concepts, which is fun for students of any age. I start out students with simply sticks, a metronome and a practice pad for the first month or so. The speed that we progress at will be entirely up to the dedication of the student. Music is not like a test you can cram for; you have to put in daily practice, even if its only for 10 minutes. Once we have completed the requisite rhythmic foundation, we will move on to coordination on the drumset. If the proper amount of practice is exercised, any student can be playing a complete song in roughly 8 weeks! From there, we will continue our progression into other songs, styles of music, techniques, and much much more! Remember, the study of music is a way of life, not a race that can be finished. So, get ready for a Rhythm Life! *** Travel Equipment *** I provide a practice pad, which I often demonstrate techniques on for the benefit of the students. But, if I am traveling to their location, I expect that they will have an instrument which they will be practicing on available for the lesson. *** Specialties *** I teach any style of music for drums and percussion, including rock of all kinds, jazz, funk, latin and world, country, really everything. I teach all students to read music, and counting rhythms is a requirement for my students.