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Master of Music, Brooklyn College,1984 Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honors, York University, 1977
performed on many BROADWAY SHOWS.
also worked with LIZA MINELLI,BEN VEREEN, NATHAN LANE, VANESSA WILLIAMS.
MANY ROCK , REGGAE, R & B AND JAZZ BANDS, ARMY BAND, SYMPHONY AND OPERA ORCHEATRAS
I have been an band and orchestra director for several decades and was director of the brooklyn college big band for 4 years as a grad student.I am quite familiar with concert band, jazz orchestra & symphonic as well as pop music repertoire . I have a background of 8 years in percussion ensembles as well as having studied afro cuban, caribbean and indian music. I currently teach drum and percussion classes to children from 5-17 years olden have also taught a few children with autism and ADHD. I can teach general music appreciation, history, theory, ear training, and courses re: american music. I can conduct jazz band, symphonic, orchestra, rock band, pit orchestra or percussion ensemble classes as wells perform in musicals as pit drummer. I have had 40 years experience performing and directing orchestras in many music genres from broadway pit orchestra, big band jazz, pop,rock, latin, symphonic, military, percussion ensemble and more. I love music and have performed in all kinds of music events from pop, symphony, opera, rock, big bands, broadway shows and national tours. I have taught hundreds of students drums and percussion since 1970s and will be able to bring a lifetime of performance experience to a teaching position. I play percussion, drums, and have also studied piano, guitar,saxophone,flute, violin and trombone.
Extensive experience performing as part of the band of Broadway and Off-Braodway shows between the years of 1980-89 Military service: Canadian army band full time percussionist-1974-1977 Recordings : ABC TV, commercials for Duncan Hines, Chrysler, Lottery, Nevada Bank, and many rock bands. Teaching private students of all ages and levels for over 40 years.
Books, CDs, DVDs Top 25 drum books. Classic Rock Masters Speed, power, soloing, reading drum charts Hands-on instrument lessons. I have 2 drum sets, plus percusssion, in studio.
1.Lessons should be interesting, easy to understand, and progressive while moving in step with curriculum goals, making us of current and traditional books, multi media and real time activities. 2. Some students respond more to one sense or another : sound, touch, sight.... hands on. use of computer methods to help. 3. Give bigger challenges to those that are exceptional. 4. Contemporary music is very exciting for symphonic or jazz band. There is much music available for a young audience using current movie and tv themes, African, Latin American & Brazilian & New Orleans rhythms as well as pop arrangements for concert band or jazz orchestra , march band & percussion class . 5. All students should be given the chance to learn new things if they are able to grasp the material
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