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Mike M.

Drums and Percussion/Music Theory and History

Drums and Percussion/Music Theory and History

$40/hour

  • Urbana, IL 61801

About Mike


Bio

Hello!

My name is Mike, and I am a drum-set artist and percussionist with 16 years of professional experience. I am 34 years old, and I have a master's degree in percussion performance from Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

I have taught privately for 12 years, having worked with students ranging from 8-year-old beginners to 65-year-old beginners. Both having never held a stick or mallet before, the majority of them pursued either school band, rock bands, church or praise bands,...

Hello!

My name is Mike, and I am a drum-set artist and percussionist with 16 years of professional experience. I am 34 years old, and I have a master's degree in percussion performance from Wright State University in Dayton, OH.

I have taught privately for 12 years, having worked with students ranging from 8-year-old beginners to 65-year-old beginners. Both having never held a stick or mallet before, the majority of them pursued either school band, rock bands, church or praise bands, or continued to play just for the fun of it! I've also worked with experienced students and helped them achieve positions in high-school drumlines or front ensembles, and I've helped students compete for collegiate auditions.

I am trained in all orchestral instruments: snare drum, all keyboard instruments (xylophone, glockenspiel, vibraphone), tambourine, timpani, etc. I am also a proficient rudimental snare drummer, and solo marimbist. For those students seeking only drumset instruction, I am fluent in styles ranging from jazz, rock, afro-cuban, brazilian, and big-band. I have played in several big bands, jazz trios and quartets; I have played in numerous rock bands throughout the midwest (currently in OH), and was a substitute drummer for the Blue Man Group in Chicago, IL.

One stipulation I recommend for drumset students is that he/she develop reading skills and rudimentary proficiency. This only helps to develop well-rounded musicianship.

In closing, I am a very patient and encouraging teacher, and I greatly enjoy helping students grow musically. It is truly in incomparable thrill. If interested in speaking further with me, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thank you for your time and for reading this.

All the Best,

Mike


Education

Wright State University Dayton, OH
Music
Wright State University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 30 miles of Urbana, IL 61801
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Elementary Education

Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary

English

English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing

History

Music History

Music History

During my graduate coursework in Music, I had prepared and presented several oral reports on Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic composers. They each included short biographies,a detailed list of works,(a few of which were theoretically analyzed) and reasons for historical importance. I was able to provide tutelage to undergraduate students in music history and theory, during which time I helped several significantly improve their test scores and grades.

Homeschool

English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Math

Prealgebra

Most Popular

English, Prealgebra, Reading, Writing

Music

Drums,

Drums

I have been a drummer for 16 years. I have worked as a side-man in jazz trios, quartets and big-bands. Most notably, I have worked with Eric Zadan, Hilary Cole, and as a substitute drummer for the Blue Man Group in Chicago, IL. I have been a member of the original rock group, Once-ler, since 1999 and was nominated for five grammys in 2005 for our album: "Last Day of Summer". I have worked as a set-drummer aboard Holland America cruise lines, having toured Alaska and Canada performing in the theater orchestra and the dance band in the nightclub. I have worked with several different cover bands in OH, IN, and IL so I have a vast knowledge of styles and experience working with many different artists and musicians. I have a Master's degree in Percussion Performance, and I have extensive, advanced chart-reading experience. I am schooled in harmony and theory so I am able to give my students a holistic approach to music education. I have taught privately for 12 years, and I have taught a collegiate Percussion Methods class for undergraduate Music Education majors at Wright State University in 2002, and 2003.
General Music,

General Music

I have a Master's degree in Percussion Performance and I am able to assist students with their understanding of basic notation, historical outlines, and the roles music plays in different cultures. I can also help boost their appreciation of how music works and thereby increase their enjoyment of it.
Music History,

Music History

During my graduate coursework in Music, I had prepared and presented several oral reports on Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and Romantic composers. They each included short biographies,a detailed list of works,(a few of which were theoretically analyzed) and reasons for historical importance. I was able to provide tutelage to undergraduate students in music history and theory, during which time I helped several significantly improve their test scores and grades.
Music Theory

Music Theory

I have a Master's degree in Percussion Performance and have completed 6 courses in both undergraduate and graduate level theory. I can assist students with scale and chord spelling, figured bass, common harmonic movements, and harmonic analysis.

Summer

Reading, Writing

$40/hour

Mike M.

$40/hour

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