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My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 43 + years of drum experience to help you play like a pro! In a very short amount of time, you will learn the basics and begin to find your own rhythm as a drummer...let me show you how you can be the best drummer possible! Performing Experience: * Play with Local Group - Tropical Heat * Recently played with National Recording Artist Michael Anthony at Cork and Olive in Brandon • Musician in Mystic Sheiks of Morocco, Rock a Doo Whop, Christmas Show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay • Tutored in South America, Europe and Canada over 20 yrs. • Drummer for New Salem M.B Church for last 20 yrs. • 4 yrs marching in the Florida A&M University Marching Band & Percussion Ensemble • 43 + yrs of rudimentary drumming Audio: Specialize in digital audio work station software – Cubase 7 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins. Recording Background: Owner of a home based recording studio. Titles: The Bottom Line featuring the vocals of Ms. Amella "D"(2013) True Love- collection of pop music (2012) Lift Off - A high energy dance song.(2012) The Spencer Project - a Gospel collaboration with various artists.(2010) Master Works - variety of different styles of music.(2009) Lift Off- a high energy dance song (2010) Iron-man Marathon Music - (1983) *** Lesson Details *** We will cover from the basics to the flashiness in drum playing and cover techniques in studio drumming. If you are looking to venture into song writing and studio recording gear and software I have a studio complete with all the tools you will need to help carry you to the next level. *** Studio Equipment *** Drum room with seating for parents. 5 piece Yamaha drum set, hi- hat cymbal, ride cymbal, music stand. Recording studio: Digital audio work station software: Cubase 7.5 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins Soft synths: Omnishere,Trilian,Native Instruments,korg legacy collection, Steinberg, Sample tank host of loops Controllers: Axiom 25, Ensonq EPS Outboard gear: Yamaha mixing board, Rodes NT-2a mic, Symetrix 525 compressor, Samson headphone box, delta 66 audio interface Speakers: Samson Resolv 65a and sub Computer: Pudget system custom built computer (PC) *** Travel Equipment *** Lap top with earphones so student can experience playing along with music. *** Specialties *** R&b, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz

Cost: $25 Per 30 Minutes Company: TakeLessons

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My name is Rufus and I am eager to share my 43 + years of drum experience to help you play like a pro! In a very short amount of time, you will learn the basics and begin to find your own rhythm as a drummer...let me show you how you can be the best drummer possible!

Performing Experience: Play with Local Group - Tropical Heat Recently played with National Recording Artist Michael Anthony at Cork and Olive in Brandon • Musician in Mystic Sheiks of Morocco, Rock a Doo Whop, Christmas Show at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay • Tutored in South America, Europe and Canada over 20 yrs. • Drummer for New Salem M.B Church for last 20 yrs. • 4 yrs marching in the Florida A&M University Marching Band & Percussion Ensemble • 43 + yrs of rudimentary drumming

Audio: Specialize in digital audio work station software – Cubase 7 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins.

Recording Background: Owner of a home based recording studio. Titles:

The Bottom Line featuring the vocals of Ms. Amella "D"(2013)

True Love- collection of pop music (2012)

Lift Off - A high energy dance song.(2012)

The Spencer Project - a Gospel collaboration with various artists.(2010)

Master Works - variety of different styles of music.(2009)

Lift Off- a high energy dance song (2010)

Iron-man Marathon Music - (1983)

Lesson Details We will cover from the basics to the flashiness in drum playing and cover techniques in studio drumming.

If you are looking to venture into song writing and studio recording gear and software I have a studio complete with all the tools you will need to help carry you to the next level.

Studio Equipment Drum room with seating for parents. 5 piece Yamaha drum set, hi- hat cymbal, ride cymbal, music stand.

Recording studio:

Digital audio work station software: Cubase 7.5 – Wavelab 8 and Waves plug-ins

Soft synths: Omnishere,Trilian,Native Instruments,korg legacy collection, Steinberg, Sample tank host of loops

Controllers:

Axiom 25, Ensonq EPS

Outboard gear: Yamaha mixing board, Rodes NT-2a mic, Symetrix 525 compressor, Samson headphone box, delta 66 audio interface

Speakers:

Samson Resolv 65a and sub

Computer:

Pudget system custom built computer (PC)

Travel Equipment Lap top with earphones so student can experience playing along with music.

Specialties R&b, Gospel, Hip Hop, Jazz

Details

Cost $25 Per 30 Minutes
Languages Spoken English
Locations Student's Home, Online, In Studio
Degrees

Florida A&M University, Tampa Tech
Bachelor of Arts in BA, Associate degree

Tutoring Subjects

Music: Drums, Music Performance, Music Recording, Percussion, Songwriting

About TakeLessons

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Location
  350 10th Avenue, Suite 600, San Diego, CA 92101
Phone
  (646) 200-5972
Website
  www.takelessons.com

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TakeLessons says

Success in learning often depends on finding the right teacher; someone that not only has expertise in the subject, but also knows how to inspire. The teaching style that works for one student may not work for another. As a parent or student, how do you find the right match? As a teacher, how do you find new students that fit your style? TakeLessons bridges this gap.

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