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Instruments: Piano, Drums, Recorder, Orchestral Percussion
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Latin, Funk, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, Marching Band, Punk

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Maria I In Home In Studio Teaches Online
Instruments: Piano, Drums, Recorder, Orchestral Percussion
Styles: Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Latin, Funk, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, Marching Band, Punk

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In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 7-18
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Bachelor Degree in Music Business from the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Overview:
I am a passionate and motivated instructor who loves working with students and sharing my love of music. In 1997 I graduated from the University of Mass Lowell with a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Performance with an Emphasis in Business.  I have been playing in and around the Boston area for about 20 plus years and have been teaching for over 10 years.  My bands have played clubs in Boston, New York City, and up state NY.  I can play Rock, Jazz, Funk, and Latin, and Alternative Rock. I love teaching and being able to show students how much fun it can be to play the drums.
EXPERIENCE
My teaching experience dates back to my college days, as I began teaching private lessons part time about 10 years ago, and have been consistently teaching students in my home studio for the last 5 years.  Encouraging regular practice on a consistent schedule is one of the key points I like to emphasize for younger students, as it tends to help the student progress and gain a passion for the instrument. I've also found that a combination of different styles of music can go a long way in helping students enjoy the drums, and motivate them to practice and continue to learn. If a student isn't having fun in their lessons, then I'm not doing my job! I'm always looking to bring on new students of all ages! I encourage all ages of students to learn all styles of music and techniques, not just rock.
METHODS USED
I teach students how to play, as well as, read music.  I teach a variety of techniques and styles of music using books and making up lessons for my students.  I teach my students at any age how to play the set, along with snare drum techniques, and play with songs. For beginning students who are children, I typically start with Vic Firth books. Once the student has progressed to have a grasp of the fundamentals, I will begin to introduce more complicated styles and techniques that are appropriate for their ability. For adults, I try to find out what the student is interested in, and guide my instruction accordingly to keep the lessons engaging and fun, no matter their ability level.
LESSON STYLE
I want all my students to succeed.  It is important to me that each student progresses at his or her own pace.  I encourage this by setting realist goals for my students at each lesson.  I try to find out what inspires my students, then I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs. Nothing is more rewarding than seeing one of my students develop a passion for music! Therefore, it's important that each student progresses at his or her own pace. I encourage this by setting realistic goals for my students at each lesson. Acknowledging accomplishments helps fuel a students desire to progress, and makes students eager to learn more. By trying to find out what inspires the student, I can successfully tailor my instruction to their wants and needs.
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