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BM, University of North Texas, Jazz Drumset Performance
Hello! Luke here! I'm a enthusiastic and motivated teacher who enjoys nothing more than watching students progress and discover the language of music! In 2011 I graduated from The University of North Texas with a Bachelors degree in Jazz Drumset Performance. Since then, performing all over the world has been the driving passion in my life. I've had the opportunity to play everywhere from the Virgin Islands to New York City, Los Angeles, and all over the south and midwest.
I began teaching in high school with middle school percussion ensembles, drum lines, and several private students. In college when I wasnt studying, performing or rehearsing, I was teaching and being taught. I taught privately in my home studio as well as several lesson studios in and around the North Texas area for 4 years before moving to Chicago where I've continued to teach and perform full time. I encourage a regular practice routine as well as regualr lesson attendance especially when it comes to younger students. I find that establishing a strong technical foundation makes further progress much easier and fluid. I also encourage as much performing as the student is capeable of. Performing in front of a live audience, while uncomfortable at first is the best method for establishing confidnece and ridding the student of performance anxiety.
I encourage regular lesson attendance and practice at home. Consistency is key when learning and developing a new skill set especially when concerning younger students. I feel that the balance of establishing a strong technical foundation and fostering a love for music is fundamental in fostering passion and enthusiasm for new students. I try and find out what the student is interested in and tailor each lesson to their specific needs. From Avante Garde to Zydeco, I want to help each student realize their own unique potential through music.
Nothing makes me happier than watching a student progress and develop a passion for music. Therefore I think its important to let students grow and develop at their own pace. Setting realistc goals, acknowleging accomplishments, and challenging a student helps fuel their passion and increase their confidence! If a student has passion and confidence, tailoring lessons to their specific needs is easy!
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