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Instruments: Drums
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Showtunes, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk

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Chris K In Home In Studio
Instruments: Drums
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Showtunes, Reggae, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Master of Laws (LL.M.) - Entertainment Law Certificate - Currently enrolled at USC Gould School of Law..............Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) - Griffith University, Australia............ Graduate Diploma in Education - University of Adelaide, Australia.............Bachelor of Music (Jazz Drums) - University of Adelaide, Australia

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Bachelor of Laws - Graduated with honors - July 2013

Overview:

Hi! I moved to Los Angeles from Australia this year to further explore my love of music, performing, teaching and law! I have played the drums for 25 years and have been teaching for 15 (as an instrumental teacher and a classroom music teacher). In Australia I completed Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma in Education and Bachelor of Music (Majoring in Jazz Drums) degrees. I am currently enrolled at the USC Gould School of Law, where I am completing a Master of Laws with a certificate in Entertainment Law.I have performed in a variety of bands ranging from rock, funk, jazz, latin and was also in a drum corps for 4 years. From 2007 - 2013, I performed at Australia's premier cabaret theatre Dracula's on the Gold Coast, performing 300 shows a year to 600 people a night - Watch the video for some of the show highlights!

EXPERIENCE

I have taught the drums in a variety of settings for 15 years. In Australia I worked for the South Australian Government in the Instrumental Music Service for 3 years. I provided group drum lessons to students ranging from elementary to senior high school age with a total of 40 lessons each week, at 10 different schools to over 100 students! While in this role, I also coordinated ensembles and concert bands and also established a music program at a juvenile detention centre. For two years I was a classroom music/relief teacher at a variety of elementary, junior high and senior high schools in Australia. I have also taught drums privately (usually 15 students per week) since January 2000 from my home studio or from various music schools. 

METHODS USED

Learning the drums should be a fun and rewarding experience! I believe that learning to play different styles, playing along with a metronome/song and being able to read music are essential for all drummers. I ask students what style of music/bands they like and incorporate this into lessons. I break the lessons down into 3 sections: The first is where we warm up and play rudiments and technique exercises.  Reading exercises - This is where we explore different drum beats, fills, hand/feet coordination exercises and different styles of music. Playing along to music - We work on a particular song that the student has chosen.

LESSON STYLE

Students progress with their playing when they are enjoying lessons, and practice more when they are being taught material they are interested in! I provide a relaxed teaching environment and understanding that each student is different, I structure each lesson to meet their needs. 

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