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Justin C In HomeHome In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Drums
Styles: Pop, Rock, Blues, Funk, Electronic, Samba, Bossa Nova

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Justin C In Home In Studio
Instruments: Drums
Styles: Pop, Rock, Blues, Funk, Electronic, Samba, Bossa Nova

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Ages Taught: 10-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:
Glenville State College, Glenville, West Virginia Completed Coursework Music Education K-12 Garrett College, McHenry, Maryland A.A.S. Natural Resources and Wildlife Technologies Berklee College of Music Online, Boston, Massachusetts Completed Credits Drum Set Performance: Drum Set Fundamentals, Rock Drums. Technical: Pro Tools 101
Awards:
1992 WV State Honors Concert Band 1994-1996 Semi-Pro Touring Musician Recorded first professional EP 1996-present Independent Rock/Metal Drummer 2001-2005 Semi-Pro Touring Musician Began Recording on a Regular Basis 2014-Recording studio owner 2017-present Preparing to record a new EP and performing regularly in the Philadelphia area with original hard rock band Adder, best show to date in this area=Voltage Lounge opening for UK thrash masters Satan. In addition currently recording drums for an original blues artist, album to be released this spring
Overview:
Since the age of 12, the study and performance of music has been a driving force in my life. As such I have developed to spend the better part of the last 28 years recording and performing as a drummer. I am most experienced in the rock, hard rock and metal genres but consistently study and develop a variety of basic to advanced drum set patterns, techniques and fills. These additional styles include Bossa Nova, Brazilian Samba, Afro-Cuban, Funk and Blues. I’m a power drummer that utilizes finesse and dynamics often. I believe in playing for the song, staying groove oriented and keeping precise time, while executing clean and deliberate notes. My background also includes various experiences with ensembles including percussion sections such as marching, concert and jazz bands.
EXPERIENCE
I have a varied teaching background with 11 years experience teaching various subjects at a professional level. I have instructed students aged 6-70+ during this time. Subjects taught include expert level map, compass and gps courses, basic outdoor and nature courses as well as outdoor safety sections. I approach teaching music using the same principles that I apply to other subjects that I teach. I prefer a strategy of solid work ethic, experience, fundamentals, honor, flexibility, understanding, responsibility, adaptability, a dash of recklessness along with intelligence and book study. I believe in efficiency and striving to be the best that one can be. I also understand that music must come from within each individual and be performed true to ones feelings, personality and style.
METHODS USED
I prefer a multifaceted approach with the goal of encouraging simultaneous development of the core areas of drumming (ex. reading, coordination development, fundamentals, etc). While also striving to provide the student with inspiration, enjoyment, creativity and intellectual musical growth. A general lesson framework would be similar to the following: Fundamentals/warm ups, Technique, Repertoire Development, Drum Set Chart Reading, Basic Notation Reading, Trading 4s, 8s and More, Ear Training, Discussion Preferred Beginner Texts: The Drum Set Musician- by Rod Morgenstein/Rick Mattingly The Drummers Cookbook- by John Pickering/Frank Briggs Alfred’s Drum Method Book 1- by Sandy Feldstein/Dave Black
LESSON STYLE
While being driven and goal oriented, I also understand and respect that each individual learns in their own way and in their own time. Through the years experience has taught me to give the student the appropriate knowledge as well as proper space and comfort to explore and to succeed. I adapt my approach based each individual student. I encourage people to learn in their way without judgment or embarrassment, while providing solid technical information, positive reinforcement and advice. I believe in having fun, performing with a purpose and experiencing the joy and rich history of the instrument and of music as a whole. I strive to encourage and to lead by example by taking steps every day to improve both myself and the student as players, people, performers and as overall independent musicians.
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