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Dave D In HomeHome In StudioStudio Teaches OnlineOnline
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Instruments: Drums
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Showtunes, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Mariachi

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Dave D In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Drums
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Opera, Latin, Funk, Hip Hop, Electronic, Salsa, Showtunes, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band, Punk, Mariachi

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 8-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BM, Berklee College of Music, Music Business and Management  

Awards:

2006 - Fairport High Schools Miles Davis award

Overview:
I started playing drums when i was 10 years old in the school band.  Quickly, I became hooked to practicing and getting better and growing as a musician. I played in my high school concert band as well as the Jazz band.  I graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2010 with a degree in Music Business .  I moved to New York City and started playing in bands and teaching drum lessons.  Today, I play in 2 different bands in the city and teach students of all ages and skill levels. Working and growing with students has become something I love to do.
EXPERIENCE
I have over 5 years experience teaching drums and music production.  I make a conscious effect to emotionally connect with all of my students first and foremost. This type of connection is very important when trying to learn new difficult things and allows me to ask my students to try things they thought they weren't capable of doing. The satisfaction of finally getting something after trying for a very long time can be very gratifying and also inspirational. I feed of this inspiration and my students and I grow together.
METHODS USED
With kids around age 5, I base my lessons around game based learning activities. Everything is curated to the students specific interests at the time. I like to go teach rudiments early on and usually come up with fun names for the student.  As age increases, I introduce reading and stick control.   Depending on the gear available we will start learning basic drum set patterns or beats as well. I make a conscious effect to start off slowly and make sure the student fully understands what we are doing and why. Moving on the more advanced things depends on how quickly the student learns. Obviously this is different for every student based on what age they start at.
LESSON STYLE
Connection.  I believe having a connection with the student is the most important factor. I strive to become close with all of my students.  This way we can learn more efficiently while still having fun.  I spend a small portion of lesson time getting to know my students and talking about what interests them.  Sometimes, I'll take these interests and base the entire lesson around it. While pushing the student to try new things, it's helpful to periodically take breaks and talk about non drumming related topics. I also like to inform the student of my plan with them. I want my students to know what were are currently working on and why, giving an example of something we are working towards like a beat or a specific song. This way there is always a reason for the lesson being taught
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