Drums & Percussion * Music Instruction
I teach out of my home studio in Brooklyn, NY. I began teaching while still in high school and have since gained much experience as a professional musician, drum teacher in various settings, as a music teaching artist in the NYC public school system for four years and as a regular drum instructor for a middle school jazz band for many years. I have been playing drums professionally for over 30 years.
My goal is to help you develop the same foundation that I learned that has helped me, i.e.reading music notation, music vocabulary, developing technique and skill on the snare drum and drum set to express musical ideas and eventually play a variety of styles or ones that you like, chart reading, improvisation and more.
As mentioned, in addition to teaching privately, I have taught drum set in the New York City area at The Henry Street Settlement (NYC Lower East Side), PS 175 (Harlem), District 32 Military School (Bushwick), PS 77 (Queens), Lycee Francais (K-12 private school, NYC Upper East Side), Dr. Music's Little Band School (Jersey City, NJ).
Since 2013, I have been a regular visiting artist for the after-school jazz band at William Alexander Middle School (Brooklyn) helping the drummers and rhythm section musicians develop better chart reading skills, time and groove in various music styles, and build confidence.
From 2002 to 2006, I worked as a Teaching Artist of Music in fourteen different elementary and middle schools in the NYC Public School system in Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx and Manhattan, leading residencies that provided instrumental and general music instruction to large groups of students from diverse backgrounds either in their regular classroom, after-school or on Saturdays.
The world of drumming, percussion and music are vast and a joy to be involved in. With my experience, it would be my goal to help you gain some of the skills and information that will help you in your journey and open possibilities for you to express your own music and flourish.
Please contact me for further details and rates!