Lessons

I’ve been teaching drums for over 30 years and my experience offers a variety of tools for students at any level and age. I provide affordable lessons customized for each individual student to create a positive learning experience and help reach their goals, whether they are just beginning or looking to prepare for live performance.

Whether you’re 5 or 105, I believe that drumming and playing music should be fun and I have chosen to center my lessons on a “learn through play” philosophy that is effective for even the toughest lesson. I work closely with my students on technique to develop solid fundamentals, including everything from the very basic of stick control to drum chart interpretation.

LESSONS INCLUDE: lessons_image
- learn how to play with a click track
- matched and traditional grip
- Build an understanding of song form
- learn to play drum fills and their purpose
- learn drum rudiments
- develop reading skills from basic to drum chart interpretation
- learn how to proficiently play with a click track
- learn to play drum fills and their purpose
- develop recording skills
(I can produce album quality drum tracks at my studio and get you studio ready)
- learn to balance all facets of the drum set to produce a complete overall sound
- full PA system so students can play to pre-recorded music and music minus drums
- techniques to increase speed and improve relaxation and creativity on the drum set

All lessons are held at a studio conveniently located steps from the Balboa Park BART station with on-site parking available for students.