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Instruments: Drums
Styles: Jazz, Rock, Blues, Musical Theater, Funk, Showtunes, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova

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Stephen T In Home In Studio
Instruments: Drums
Styles: Jazz, Rock, Blues, Musical Theater, Funk, Showtunes, Latin Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova

Where I Teach:
In Your Home My Studio Online
Ages Taught: 3-80
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Degrees / Training / Special Info:

BM, Temple University, Jazz Performance 

Awards:

2011 - Louis Armstrong Award

Overview:

I am an enthusiastic performer and teacher and I am excited about sharing my knowldge of music and the drums.  In 2015, I graduated from Temple University with a bachelor's degree in jazz performance.  I have enjoyed playing around the country with many accomplished musicians and I am passionate about sharing what I have learned with my students.  

EXPERIENCE

I began to teach when I was in high school.  My peers would come over and I would guide their practice and help them with either technical or conceptual things that they were working on.  I began to teach more formally when I was in college.  I worked at R&M music studio in Langhorne, PA where I taught students young and old.  In the meantime, I have taught group music lessons (drums and general music) and continue to be an avid student of the drums myself, always looking for helpful tips and exercises that I can pass on to my students.  

METHODS USED

First, I assess the student's strengths and weaknesses and ask them what specifically about their instrument interests them.  I construct lessons so that the student has an opportunity to work on material that interests them and also things that I feel should be improved in order for them to reach their full potential.  If the student already has a method book they are working from, I can guide their study of the book.  If not, I can recommend one of the many books that have helped me or create exercises that address specific areas in which the student has room for improvement. 

LESSON STYLE

I like to have the student play for as much of the lesson as possible!  My teaching style is productive but not too serious and I do everything I can to not be intimidating.  I find that no one (myself included) can learn productively in a stressful environment so I like to keep my lessons fun and light hearted.  I really do love teaching and I do everything I can so that the student looks forward to their lesson as much as I will!  

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