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Keith J In StudioStudio
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Instruments: Drums
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Funk, Swing, Soul, Marching Band, Punk

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Keith J In Studio
Instruments: Drums
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Funk, Swing, Soul, Marching Band, Punk

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 5-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

- 47 years Professional World Class Performance with MAJOR music Artists  

- Endorsed by Hal Blaine, The most Recorded Musician in HISTORY 

- Endorsed by Alex Van Halen    

- Independent study with Bill Reichenbach (Charlie Byrd)

- Endorsed by John "JR" Robinson, Studio Great, The 2nd most Recorded Musician in  HISTORY  

- Endorsed and Certified by DRUMEO Teachers          

- Member of The Sabian Education Network

- Member of The Professional Drum Teachers Guild   

- BA., Psychology

- B.S., Biology

Awards:

3 Time Grammy Award Winner - Feb 1977

The Recording Academy

Starland Vocal Band - "Afternoon Delight"

Emmy Award - Oct 1990

WJLA-TV, Washington DC

"We're on Your Side For Education" campaign 

98th Point of Light Award - Jun 1995

The White House

Magic Mall Education Foundation awarded 98th Point of Light from George HW Bush's "The Points of Light Foundation" 1,000 Points of Light

 

 

Overview:

I'm a seasoned world class drummer, a 3 time Grammy Award winner as well as an Emmy award winning media producer; with a high degree of artistic and technical experience. I have over forty four years on-stage experience performing, developing and managing international artists. I have also performed on stage and worked with world famous groups such as Starland Vocal Band, Billy Idol, Bob Seger, John Mayall, The Ventures, Buffalo Springfield Revisited (including Steve Stills and Neil Young), and many more!! Go to my picture area to see pics of me with famous friends such as Van Halen!!

EXPERIENCE

I have taught drum set and snare technique for over 25 years. The majority of students study with me for years. Several of my students have gone on to major music schools such as Berklee College of Music and several are working with major recording acts such as Linkin Park, Adam Lambert, Fall Out Boy, Paul McCartney and others. Drummer,Session Musician, Road Manager, Television Producer Jun 1972 - Present Starland Vocal Band, The Ventures, WJLA-TV, Bob Seger, MANY others   Over 45 years Experience with World Class Musicians and Production Facilities

METHODS USED

You will learn to read drum music and/or write and play drum parts. You will learn snare drum technique and drum set skills. I have experience in the MUSIC BUSINESS, so students will learn not only about the MUSIC, but also about the BUSINESS should they have professional career related questions. I also teach Studio session recording drumming techniques should you wish to become a top session recording drummer !!! I have been around the world working with MAJOR famous recording artists touring out of Washington, DC and Los Angeles. I teach 1/2 hour lessons and/or 1 hour lessons. During each lesson, I give you plenty of material to practice over a week€s time. WE WILL HAVE FUN. Not many teachers in this area have my experience nor credentials. I love the drums more than anything and my enthusiasm should be evident during our lessons. Several of my students have gone on to major music colleges such as Berklee. One of my students is currently touring and working with Linkin Park. Another student is currently touring with Fall Out Boy. When you take lessons from me, you will develop the skills to play in your school band with confidence, start your own band, or play at an advanced professional level. I am great with young children as well as students of all ages. Additionally, I have experience with students requiring special needs. I have all the patience in the world, remember, I was in your shoes years ago when I had a dream of learning how to play the drums !!!!

LESSON STYLE

I teach Drum set technique, snare drum technique, reading studies. Rock, Country, Jazz, symphonic, marching band etc., Studio session recording drumming techniques. If a student wishes to have a career in the Music Business, I teach both the MUSIC and the BUSINESS, for the aspiring or current professional.  You will learn to read drum music and/or write and play drum parts. You will learn snare drum technique and drum set skills. I have experience in the MUSIC BUSINESS, so students will learn not only about the MUSIC, but also about the BUSINESS should they have professional career related questions. I also teach Studio session recording drumming techniques should you wish to become a top session recording drummer !!! I have been around the world working with MAJOR famous recording artists touring out of Washington, DC and Los Angeles. I teach 1/2 hour lessons and/or 1 hour lessons. During each lesson, I give you plenty of material to practice over a week€™s time. WE WILL HAVE FUN. Not many teachers in this area have my experience nor credentials. I love the drums more than anything and my enthusiasm should be evident during our lessons. Several of my students have gone on to major music colleges such as Berklee. One of my students is currently touring and working with Linkin Park. Another student is currently touring with Fall Out Boy. When you take lessons from me, you will develop the skills to play in your school band with confidence, start your own band, or play at an advanced professional level. I am great with young children as well as students of all ages. Additionally, I have experience with students requiring special needs. I have all the patience in the world, remember, I was in your shoes years ago when I had a dream of learning how to play the drums !!!! HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON !!!  

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Mike De Robbio

5

If I could leave more than 5 stars, I would. Keith is a wealth of knowledge and breaks down drumming to an enjoyable science. I have been working with Keith for the last 3 months. This was a venture to rekindle my passion for music and my flame has been stoked thanks to him. He is patient, adaptive to instructional methods, and incredibly inspiring. I recommend him without reservation—indeed I urge you to study with him!

Review posted on Mar 31, 2020

Ricci Angresano

5

Keith is great! He is patient & observant of how I am learning. He has a well rounded background & the man loves the drums! What’s more he’s able to teach. I’m an absolute newbie who has never played before. Keith gives me confidence as I learn & he takes his time to meet me with where my experience or rather my lack of experience is. I would absolutely recommend Keith as a drumming instructor

Review posted on Jan 08, 2019

Rosier Cade

5

My eleven-year-old daughter had some prior drum instruction, but what she got from Keith was on an entirely different level. As someone who grew up behind the scenes in education, I'm keenly conscious of how difficult and unintuitive the teaching process is. Keith truly gets it. He's able to express concepts in an immediately digestable form; he explains the reasoning behind every concept and request clearly and concisely; he paces the material with just enough push. By the end of the second lesson, I was considering signing up myself. I can't recommend him highly enough.

Review posted on Apr 23, 2017

Martin Meier-Schellersheim

5

My fourteen year old son took drum lessons with Keith and enjoyed the lessons very much. Keith definitely struck the right tone when communicating with him and managed to teach him the fundamentals of rhythm and score reading in spite of the fact that my son never had any music lessons before. The atmosphere at Keith's place is very relaxed and I felt that it was a good place to learn whenever I sat there, listening to the lessons. Other people I met there were also very positive about their experience with Keith, his expertise and teaching style. I can strongly recommend him as a drum teacher. If I had more time, I would take drum lessons with him myself.

Review posted on Mar 26, 2017

Rose Dzoba

5

Keith is amazing with my daughter. Very patient with her and encouraging. He is calm and teachers her so much. We highly recommend Keith!

Review posted on Feb 07, 2017

Ethel Chun

5

Keith is great. Very patient and knowledgable.

Review posted on Jun 13, 2016

Steve

5

I am an adult beginner drum student. Keith is very knowledgeable and patient. I have fun learning every week. I had other teachers who were no where near as good as Keith. Every week he gives me plenty to work on. I highly recommend Keith !

Review posted on May 03, 2016
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