Gift Certificates Available. SHOP NOW!
BM, Salon de Provence private music school, Amplified Musics Performance BM, Superior School of Basque Country, Jazz Drumming
2007 - Salon de Provence private music school Merit Scholarship. 2014 - Graduated from the Superior school of Basque Country with honors.
Hi! I'm a drummer and composer from the south of France, I've been teaching drums from more than 10 years and I love it! I graduated from two different schools, one in France focusing on what we call "amplified music" which are all the modern style of music: Rock, Pop, Soul, Funk, Metal, Reggae etc... and the other school in Spain focusing on Jazz drumming performance. Up until I moved to New York I was a touring drummer as a sideman and as a leader all over Europe (France, Spain, Germany and the Netherlands for most part). Since I moved in New York 2 years ago I have immersed myself into the Jazz scene, performing regularly in Manhattan and Brooklyn, with both established and up-and-coming artists.
I began teaching private lessons 12 years ago, and always loved to transmit what has been transmitted to me by my great former teachers. I have taught drums to kids as young as 5 to adults as "young" as 50 so far, and I love to adapt my ways of explaining the concepts depending on the age or personality of the student. My experience taught me that we all are different in our way to learn and understand things. I see that everyday with my curent students and I'm passionate about finding the quickest way for the students to get it, control it and make it their own.
Whether you're a total beginner or advanced, I focus on helping you reaching your goals, whether it is to play one specific song or it is to become a professional musician. I actually wrote my own drumming method that I finished a year ago. I use it as a support to give custom exercises to the students, it covers all kind of music, and has provided great results so far. My main objective is to give students the tools they need to evolve and follow their artistic drive. The lessons are typically divided in two parts: 1) A "technical" part on the snare drum to work on technique and rudiments. 2) A "music" part on the drums exploring technique and musical applications. I have everything needed in the studio to play along with a metronome and tracks. I always encourage my students to bring songs that they want to perform or work on, so that I can help decrypt, understand and own their favorite type of music.
I love to see how much all of my students improve and overcome their "blocks" on the drums. I usually make a little recording of the new student on day 1 and then make them listen to it after a few lessons: It always surprises them to see how far they've gone! Those little accomplishments are a great motivation for my students to "keep at it" and continue progressing and growing as musicians. I'm very encouraging and I really think that being positive and patient is a shortcut to success. I like my lessons to be fun and relaxed, always keeping in mind to reach "the objective of the day". This way of teaching has been very rewarding for both my students and I, for instance when some of them send me a video of them managing to play something they'd have never thought they could do!
Select all the days/times the student would be available to start lessons. Selecting "3pm - 7pm" means the student can start as early as 3pm or start as late as 7pm. It is important that you select as many days and the widest window of start times for each day as possible. That will help us make a match with one of our teachers.Ok
Are you sure that's your only availability? The more availability you easier it will be to arrange a teacher for you.