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Conservatory Trained Jazz Drummer and Composer
Jacobo V.

4 hours tutoring

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Hourly Rate: $50
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Conservatory Trained Jazz Drummer and Composer
Conservatory Trained Jazz Drummer and Composer
Jacobo V.

4 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

4 hours tutoring

Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

About Jacobo


Bio

Hello prospective students! I am a drummer who specializes in playing jazz music, but I teach many styles of drumming, including but not limited to: straight-ahead swing, modern jazz, rock, hip hop, RnB, funk, and different Latinamerican styles. I also compose and produce music. In addition to drumming, I teach music theory and ear training, and beginner/intermediate piano, especially as tools to use when learning to work as a composer or songwriter.

I love seeing my students progress and...

Hello prospective students! I am a drummer who specializes in playing jazz music, but I teach many styles of drumming, including but not limited to: straight-ahead swing, modern jazz, rock, hip hop, RnB, funk, and different Latinamerican styles. I also compose and produce music. In addition to drumming, I teach music theory and ear training, and beginner/intermediate piano, especially as tools to use when learning to work as a composer or songwriter.

I love seeing my students progress and develop their skillsets and I strive to provide educational material that is challenging enough to be engaging but not so challenging that it becomes discouraging. Most importantly, I treat students as individuals rather than using the same "cookie-cutter" approach on everyone I work with.

I graduated from New Mexico State University in 2019 (with honors) with a degree in Classical Percussion Performance. I obtained a master's degree in Jazz Studies and Contemporary Media (Drumset Focus) at The Eastman School of Music in May of 2022. I have been teaching music privately since 2016, I taught a functional Jazz Drumset class at Eastman, and I spent 8 months teaching a private studio of around a dozen students at a local music store in Rochester. I am passionate about music history and music theory. Additionally, I have studied a broad field of music under the Western Classical umbrella (ranging from Bach to Xenakis), and a similarly broad range of music from American Popular culture, ranging from Great American Songbook tunes to the music of The Arctic Monkeys.

I love to teach and am happy to work with students of all levels and all ages! Please don't hesitate to reach out so we can line something up and get started!


Education

New Mexico State University
Music Performance
Eastman School of Music
Masters

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  • Hourly Rate: $50
  • Rate details: I am also available for 30 minute lessons at $30/30 minutes!
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

I have taken composition classes with Bill Dobbins and Dave Rivello at Eastman. In these classes I primarily wrote jazz, and jazz adjacent music. I have also studied composition independently, and written some music in pop and neo-jazz styles.

History

Music History

Music History

I have taken many collegiate music history classes, including a class on early music, a class on common practice period music, two classes (one graduate level) on 20th century music, and two graduate-level courses on jazz history. A big part of my jazz practice is studying the lineage of great jazz drummers through the processes of transcription and deep listening. I also love to look into the history independently.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

I have taken composition classes with Bill Dobbins and Dave Rivello at Eastman. In these classes I primarily wrote jazz, and jazz adjacent music. I have also studied composition independently, and written some music in pop and neo-jazz styles.
Drums,

Drums

I have been an active freelance musician since 2015, and have worked as a private teacher since 2016. I have pedagogy classes, worked as a clinician, and taught a collegiate class on basic jazz drumset. I am classically trained and have studied with a number of renowned jazz drummers.
Ear Training,

Ear Training

I took four semesters of aural skills classes as a part of my undergraduate degree. Many of the music history classes I have taken were very listening-heavy and involved deep listening to prepare for tests. A major part of my jazz practice is transcription and I have transcribed dozens of solos by many different musicians.
General Music,

General Music

I have studied snare drum, marimba, vibraphone, timpani, drum set, various auxiliary percussion instruments, piano, and jazz composition. These studies have prepared me to teach general musical skills including but not limited to developing a steady pulse, understanding complex rhythms and time signatures, reading music, matching pitch and identifying intervals, identifying chord qualities by ear, etc.
Music History,

Music History

I have taken many collegiate music history classes, including a class on early music, a class on common practice period music, two classes (one graduate level) on 20th century music, and two graduate-level courses on jazz history. A big part of my jazz practice is studying the lineage of great jazz drummers through the processes of transcription and deep listening. I also love to look into the history independently.
Music Theory,

Music Theory

5 semesters of music theory during my bachelor's degree, and two semesters of jazz composition lessons during my master's degree.
Songwriting

Songwriting

I've written a number of songs of different styles (jazz, RnB, neo-soul, etc). I'm in the process of producing a solo album. I've studied music theory extensively and have received collegiate education in jazz composition.

Examples of Expertise


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