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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Drum lessons in Baltimore . Whether you are looking for beginner guitar lessons for your kids, or are an adult wanting to improve your skills, the instructors in our network are ready to help you now!
Instruments: Piano Drums Synthesizer Music Keyboard
My teaching methodology is catered to each unique student based on age, level of musicianship, specific interests, and learning style/personality. lessons are designed to enhance students learning process and progress in order to help students develop over all self confidence. The lessons are created to help develop skills in reading notation, developing the proper technique, interactive improvisation and overall ability to play music in any performance setting with other musicians in a creative collective. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice Violin Trumpet Trombone Saxophone Flute Clarinet Drums Bass Guitar Recorder Euphonium French Horn Tuba Piccolo Mallet Percussion Orchestral Percussion Music Keyboard
For begining student I typically start with a book called Essential Elements. I supplement some of the things in the book with other literature and hand written exercise to help enhance learning experience. For Adults I try to find what genre and music style they would like to work on. This then allows me to plan a custom learning experience that best suits them and what they're looking to gain from the experience. Read More
I have been teaching for 10 years on various levels. I've taught part-time in high schools as a college student, music stores, as well as privately. I love to build a curriculum that is specific to each student's needs. I.e. I like to work with students and help them reach the goals that they have set for themselves. As we continue towards that journey, I create new good exercises to attack problem areas that the student may have along the ride towards their goal. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Drums Organ Conga Music Keyboard Djembe Acoustic Guitar
Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs.. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Drums Bass Guitar
I have been playing andteaching in the Baltimore - Washington area since 1977,and have performed for the Smithsonian Institution, the Governor of Marylandand the White House. These experiences, along with my education courses, helped shape the way I teach. Every student is different, which is why I love customizing a long term plan that is right for THEM. Helping to fulfill a student's dream is a satisfaction that never grows old, and it is always a thrill when a student masters a musical challenge! Read More
Instruments: Piano Cello Drums Conga Latin Percussion Djembe
I find that as useful as many of the methods that I have found most useful for my own performance are, almost every one of my students in drums, percussion and cello requires a different blend of study materials. As a general rule, I rely on providing a balance of classic (some teachers go as far as to say 'canonical') books, and a wide variety of unique listening and independence exercises I've developed over the years. Read More
Instruments: Piano Voice Drums Synthesizer Banjo Ukulele Mallet Percussion Orchestral Percussion Conga Latin Percussion Music Keyboard Djembe
Currently he not only spends a good deal of time practicing and writing but also learning modern styles of music making such as Logic Pro and Ableton. As a writer, arranger, and performer Mike has recorded and written for 10 albums and played as a freelancer on countless more. His studies have exposed him to Classical music, World music, Jazz, Contemporary styles, Pop, Rock, Bluegrass, Americana, Funk, RB, and Hip Hop. Read More
Instruments: Drums Conga
What is your dream piece to perform and why?
My dream piece to perform would have to be a full big band reconstruction of Moanin by Charles Mingus. I chose this piece because it takes the listener on a rollercoaster ride that does not seem possible. The key changes and the intensity that comes from the rhythm section gives very simple lines the horns play attitude that is unrivaled in many Jazz recordings. Charles Mingus was also a passionate individual devoted to the music and to get an opportunity to step inside one of his pieces would help one understand his perspective on the music as well as the feeling he put into every note.
What does a normal practice session look like for you?
I usually spend thirty Minutes warming up with simple exercises to maintain specific techniques important for control of the sticks, I then take time to work on coordination with particular concepts I pull from various ideas that I find interesting at the time. After I become familiar with that particular idea I then try to put it in a another context that stretches the idea into another form so I can expand on my creativity. I then usually work on this until I feel comfortable applying it and then I will play along to songs that come up randomly on YouTube autoplay to solidify the idea in unexpected or unfamiliar settings. After I have worked around the idea enough to feel entirely comfortable I will work on sticking exercises with reading and increasing tempos to work on muscle development and clarity.
Why did you choose your primary instrument?
I chose to play drum set because I enjoyed the control over the band I had, and I enjoyed being a leader. When I was in middle school band playing Saxophone I remember getting goosebumps when the percussion started playing. When I was 14 I received my first drum set, as a birthday present, from my aunt and uncle and it changed my life. I learned my first two rock beats the next day and enjoyed the freedom of playing many of the roles I heard in the percussion pit all by myself. It was very clear to me when I began lessons that it felt more natural than Saxophone, and I wanted to learn as much as I could and I did not want to ever stop.
What is your favorite style/genre of music to play and why?
My favorite genre of Music to play is Jazz, and more specifically Jazz that incorporates Latin styles of music because I enjoy the freedom that Jazz enables as well as the groove that Latin music has as a function to create movement within the crowd. Both genres are great in themselves and I enjoy both on a high level, but when they are combined I recognize a greater whole is created that is much more significant than the sum of its parts. There are moments of suspense that get resolved into the most beautiful transitions that enable the listener to experience something that was thought to be not possible in many ways.
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