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Yes, my name is Joe and I do in fact play (and teach!) the drums.
I have 13+ years of experience on drum set and have studied a breath of contemporary, classical, and non-western percussion styles at College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor, ME and Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec.
For beginners, I like to teach from the ground up, working mostly on snare fundamentals, rhythm exercises, hand technique, and of course some simple grooves to keep the learning fun and motivating. Teachings can include a variety of rudiments as well as stick control through complex techniques and rhythm instruction. For more experienced players, I encourage an even mix of foundational drilling along with new styles.
My relaxed presentation works well with kids and adults, and I believe in catering to what the student wants out of the experience. I prepare serious students to develop genuine facility on the instrument but also believe that learning a musical instrument, especially drums, can give more casual players a new appreciation for what they are listening to.
Rhythm for all!
I am a percussionist with 9 years of experience in both classic rock bands and school bands with expectations to enter college to study percussion and sound engineering. Currently, I teach beginners the fundamentals of the drum --from drum set to snare and Latin percussion. Depending on the student's aptitude, teachings can include a variety of rudiments as well as stick control through complex technique and rhythm instruction.
I have won several awards for percussion through my school and outside competitions. My relaxed presentation works well with kids and adults. If it’s your first time on your drums or you’ve been playing for a year or two, then I’m your tutor. Through my tutelage, the experience of drumming is a great way to determine if percussion is "your thing" for the beginner to the intermediate drummer.
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