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Instruments: Drums, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Conga, Latin Percussion
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band

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Michael W In Home In Studio
Instruments: Drums, Mallet Percussion, Orchestral Percussion, Conga, Latin Percussion
Styles: Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk, Country, R&b, Gospel, Musical Theater, Latin, Funk, Salsa, Showtunes, Spirituals, Reggae, Merengue, Latin Jazz, Swing, New Age, Samba, Bossa Nova, Soul, Marching Band

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

USC, Masters in music education and percussion performance California State University Northridge, BA In percussion performance  California State University Northridge Secondary education credential

Awards:

1998 USC Music Scholarship

 

Overview:

  I teach children and adults from beginner to intermediate and advance. When teaching college I work with a roster of 45 students per class. I am very open-minded, warm and patient, reliable, flexible and responsible. I am a very passionate to the art of teaching. I am a freelance independent contractor, musician who plays anything from world music, classical percussion, jazz drum set to name a few.              

EXPERIENCE

  My teaching experience dates back to high school when teaching and writing music for the drum line I was a member of.  I taught privately through college and worked at music stores. I have taught at my own studio for a while and then went back to teaching at the community college. I decided to come back to teaching privately because teaching one on one is such a different teaching dynamic then teaching 45 students.  I like teaching the students from the beginning stages of learning drums and emphases the importance of good standard reading and drum technique      

METHODS USED

  My teaching methods for the beginning students who are children are start reading and drum technique methods. I use Fundamental studies for snare drums by Garwood Whaley for reading and the Stick Control book By George Lawrence Stone for drum technique,  For adults, I find what they want to work on, make it fun and light so they enjoy the learning possesses through encouragement and agree on the next direction of where is the next step.         I am a percussionist and drummer who has been teaching privately for 15 years and have Instructor must have taught over 25 different students (adults and children).  I am a classical percussionist, timpanist and drummer who have been playing with musicians union local 47 and nonunion work in the Los Angeles area for over 25 years. I have a master’s degree in music education and teach music part time for the Los Angeles community college district. I teach children and adults from beginner to intermediate and advance. I work with a roster of 45 students per class. I can commit to teaching a schedule for a minimum of a year or longer. I am very open-minded, warm and patient, reliable, flexible and responsible. I can make a commitment to teaching regularly, with little or no need for a sub.  I am a team player, respectful of others and have a great attitude and customer service oriented.   My teaching philosophy is that for every child there is a unique learning style for them I believe strongly to implement this learning style while providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students to be successful.                

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  My teaching style is that for every student has a unique learning style. I believe strongly to implement their learning style while providing a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students to be successful.          

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