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Here are just a few of the many teachers offering Drum lessons in Driftwood . 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: Drums Latin Percussion Djembe
I started playing drums and percussion 12 years ago, both classically, and privately trained. I was taught all play styles, and approaches to percussive arts. In high school, I was apart of a drum line and in 2015, I started drumming in a Rockabilly group in southern Illinois. Shortly after, I began to fill in for a rock band, jazz band, and another rockabilly band in the area. Since moving to Texas, I have started to teach with Hays CISD as a guest teacher/tutor. Read More
Instruments: Drums Djembe
Overtime my method has become to identify the root of my student's musical passion. From there, I come up with customized exercises and lesson plans that allow my students to branch out and find new sources of inspiration. These new inspirations naturally become the basis for further, and further discoveries! With that in mind, I tend to shape lessons into three focused mini-sessions. First, we warm up by review some previous material. Read More
Instruments: Drums Orchestral Percussion Conga Latin Percussion
I started teaching private lessons 23 years ago. I've taught people of all ages and backgrounds; it feels awesome to be the guy that ignites a passion for drums and percussion. Let's have fun and learn some cool stuff in the process. Read More
Instruments: Piano Guitar Voice Violin Saxophone Clarinet Drums Bass Guitar Synthesizer Keyboard Electric Guitar Classical Guitar Acoustic Guitar
My process is based on (but does not adhere strictly to) the Classical approach to Western tonal harmony and asks that the students develop certain fundamentals of technique and theory. In my experience, this structure creates the strongest foundation for pupils to build the rest of their musical lives on, whether professionally or solely for personal enjoyment. All of my students are on the fast track to studying music theory. Read More
From an early age I made the decision to dedicate myself to the arts. Teaching music has been a reward for me. A teacher is considered a role model. By being a role model, I hope to inspire my students to want to learn more. I want to provide my students with knowledge to reach their full potential. I want to show them the tools they need to succeed. I hope years after they have left my lessons they remember how curious and engaged they felt. Read More
Instruments: Guitar Drums Bass Guitar Banjo Ukulele Electric Guitar Djembe Acoustic Guitar
Not everyone will become a professional musician, but I do believe, everyone's life can deeply enriched with increased musical comprehension. No matter what the students goals, I'm here to help them accomplish that. If they want to reach the bare minimum and become a bedroom hobbyist, that's cool! If they want to master a song to play to a small group of friends, I'm here for them! Even if they have true aspirations of becoming a professional, I'm prepared to share both my knowledge of music, and any pertinent wisdom I've gleaned from my experiences. Read More
My first student (back in 2004 ) was a friend and we started lessons....for fun! This fun became a way of living and one of the things that i really love to do. In 2005-2006 i started giving private lessons at first in teenagers or people around 20-25 years old. That was easy because most of the people over 20's the know what they want.So i wanted to try with much younger and much older....and i thing it went pretty much well! Read More
Instruments: Piano Violin Trumpet Trombone Saxophone Flute Clarinet Drums Synthesizer Recorder Electric Violin Fiddle Orchestral Percussion Music Keyboard
Why did you choose your primary instrument?
My step-father had a used, generic-brand alto saxophone in the back of his closet from his days of playing in school bands. When the time came for me to choose an elective for junior high, I chose band as I always liked both the look of the saxophone as well as its sound (as heard from many selections of pop music in a variety of specific genres). But I must tell you that music (school band with the saxophone) was my only extra-curricular activity. Coming from a large family, that was all we could afford, and failure was not an option. So, I practiced at least 2-3 hours every single day! The saxophone accompanied me to friends' houses, on family vacations to see distant relatives, at church functions...as long as everyone was awake I played. I played because I wanted to achieve certain results (e.g., specific techniques, the ability to master various songs, etc.)
What do you think is the hardest thing to master on your instrument?
As a saxophonist of over 27 years now, I have achieved everything I have sought out for (thus far). Humbly, I must also say that as far as I have come, I'm still learning to play the saxophone in terms of there being a lot more work to do to continue to learn new techniques in order to improve. During my first few years, it was mostly about learning to play music that everyone knows and also applying ideas of my own plus influences from other musical works during performances outside of the regular school band scene. Yes, I focuses on intonation, breath control, dynamics, accuracy of rhythm and pitch, steady tempo, scales in all keys, and paying close attention to articulations, etc. but I also chose to play what was in my heart. In high school, I learned how to functionally use the altissimo register, along with other techniques (e.g., flutter-tongue, growl, etc.) In college, I finally mastered the circular breathing technique and not only do I employ in on the saxophone, but also on the clarinet and even the oboe. I find this particular technique most useful when sight-reading through fast-tempo music that has little to no rests in which to take a normal breath, so instead of breaking up the continuity of sound during these passages, I am comfortably able to perform all of the material that the piece warrants and supply my lungs with much needed oxygen as I proceed.
Have any of your students won awards or been selected for special honors? How have they succeeded?
When I taught middle school band to at-risk youth at a charter school in Southern New Jersey during my first two years of teaching, I was adviser of Tri-M (Modern Music Masters). All of my section leaders (1st Chair students from my Advanced-level band) were inducted into this national junior honor society of musicians, which is a division of NAFME: The National Association For Music Education (of which I am a proud member). These kids got to perform often outside of regular band performances, and most were also members of my Pep/Jazz Band. I've had students who went on to pursue music education as a major in college, but one saxophone student stands out: Austin was a senior in high school whose father is an alumnus of the legendary Texas A&M Band (also a saxophonist). When Austin came to me during his final year of high school, he had never played any instrument...but he was determined to follow in his father's footsteps and join his Alma Mater band. With my instruction and guidance, I held Austin to very high standards and behold: He passed the audition and come this fall he will already be a senior in the Texas A&M band!
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