Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts (Musicology)
Eugene Lang College the New School for Liberal Arts (Enrolled)
I've been playing the drums casually and professionally for 15 years. As there are so many important focuses to factor in while trying to develop playing a musical instrument as a skill, there is one underlying fundamental that is often lost: Being able to translate what you hear in your head
to your body's expression and execution of such. In other words, developing your intuition into a legitimate style. Isn't that the point?
From studying music in an academic setting and putting it to practice in the raw environment of New York City, I've learned that there is no set traditional method of learning how to play music. Every player has a different goals and therefore a relative scale and perception of what's important to them as a drummer. This isn't to say that fundamentals and discipline aren't important. Hearing yourself the way others do is important and being able to provide fellow musicians with steadiness and fluidity is what makes a solid drummer and or percussionist. My goal as a tutor is to help you to turn into the best version of yourself as a drummer. It's one thing to be good and another to be great at being good. I want to make practice fun and effective, as it has always been for myself.
My tutoring and lessons entail a balanced approach, based on what you and I both think you need to work on. So, the curriculum is based really on your own skill and comfort. These focuses might include, but aren't limited to:
-Basic rudiments for developing coordination
-Posture and technique
-Reading music and its fundamentals
-Playing along to music and staying in the pocket
-Finding and learning the right beats
-Recognizing types of fills
-Learning structure and cohesion
...Or whatever else you'd like to focus on that allows you to have fun and become a more advanced drummer.
Based on your own preference, I'm willing to travel to give a lesson -or- I teach out of my own rehearsal space in East Williamsburg.
My schedule can be very flexible if a lesson is planned beforehand.
Happy to answer any other questions!!
I've been playing the drums casually and professionally for 15 years. As there are so many important focuses to factor in while trying to develop playing a musical instrument as a skill, there is one underlying fundamental that is often lost: Being able to translate what you hear in your
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I've been playing drums, casually and professionally for 15 years. I've studied music and drums at The New School. I am proficient in reading music as well as am stylistically-versed. I've also had experience giving drum lessons as well as experience with much younger kids in academic and professional settings.