DRUMMER & TEACHER
40 yrs playing and teaching experience…all styles.
Beginner to Intermediate Jazz Drumming
Beginner to Intermediate Rock Drumming
Declaration of Rudimental Independence
Ten Play Along Pop Charts
Sightreading for Drummies
AREAS OF STUDY
- Afro Cuban- Brazilian
- Sight Reading
- Big Band
- Interpreting Drum Charts
My method of teaching, along with the books I’ve written are designed to bring a beginner student to an intermediate level in a matter of weeks. I give special attention to School Ensemble work and NYSSMA Solos.
All styles of drumming are taught. Emphasis on the basics at first: reading and basic time patterns, to give a foundation. Then on to Rock, Jazz, Funk, Latin, Sight Reading, Military, Classical and many more.
For students who have studied previously, I offer conceptual guidance, along with 40 years of professional playing experience. I will access your strong points, as well as your weaknesses, and bring you up to a level of a totally balanced Drummer, enabling you to handle any musical situation.
I know what is required to be a Good Drummer. Whether you want to be the Drummer who goes on to a professional career, or the Drummer who gets the Drum chair in the High School Jazz Band, or you want to play in a band with your friends and rock out!
I CAN GET YOU THERE!!!
Over my 40 years of playing the drums professionally, and 30 years of teaching, I have developed a style of teaching that is Fun, Easy, Direct, and Precise.