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Tracy Rose School of Drums

Petaluma, CA

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About Tracy Rose School of Drums

"A tasty well executed groove oriented drummer"
Drum Magazine

Tracy has recorded for PBS, NBC, Discovery Channel, corporate videos, and numerous music CDs. A Ludwig Drum Competition winner, Tracy has performed with many popular groups including, Legendary Blues guitarist Steve Freund, Richard Kermode (Santana Keyboardist) Latin Quartet, Steve Wynn, Ashwan Batish, Pete Escovedo, Crystal, Stratus, The Coronados, The Soul Patrol and The Medflys.

Tracy has also opened shows for The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Toto, The Pointer Sisters, Jefferson Starship, Susan Tedeschi, The Yellowjackets, Jaco Pastorius, Robben Ford, Dixie Dregs, Gil Scott Heron, Jeff Lorber Fusion, The Tubes, Joan Jett, The Rippingtons and many other well-known groups.

He currently performs with his own group, Tracy Rose Trio.

Build a solid foundation, proper stick control and body ergonomics, enables us to play with less strain on our body, more relaxed. We develop speed and control, and gain consistency in our playing. In turn, we are able to play more musically, and confidently within ourselves.

Improve your drumming skills now! Whether you're an aspiring novice or practicing professional, you'll advance quickly under careful guidance, learning stick control, four way independence, chart reading and how to work within a group.

Beginning and advanced players welcome! Learn in a friendly low key environment with lessons matched to your skill level and goals. Private drum studio includes two drum sets, rhythmic analyzer and digital recording.

Location

1279 Kresky Way
Petaluma, CA 94954

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  • 5/5 stars November 12, 2012

  • 5/5 stars November 7, 2012

    Tracy has makes learning the drums so much fun! He teaches all styles of music and is able to break down the mechanics of technique. I never dreamed I'd have the ability to play so fast and effortlessly around the drum set. Wish I had found him sooner. I highly recommend Tracy.

  • 5/5 stars October 15, 2012

    Tracy has great patience as a teacher. He has always been willing to take the time to work on the details of technique's and at the same time foster my own personal style and approach to playing the drums. I credit him for breaking down those walls I as drummer get stuck behind and setting new challenges for me all the while having the answers and the know how. Tracy is a versatile drummer who walks the walk. He's got great passion for his craft and teaching and that is an infallible quality. Tracy has put a lot of thought into his teaching studio, creating a professional environment equipped with two drum kits and stellar recording equipment that makes you want stay and play. Since studying with Tracy over the last year, I have received many compliments on how I have improved in my fluidity around the kit as well as my technique being more controlled and better executed. More importantly, I can sense and feel the improvement as well.

  • 5/5 stars October 13, 2012

    I have been taking drum lessons from Tracy for about a year and a half and I have to say that he is a true professional in every sense of the word; an excellent drummer and a talented teacher who is passionate about what he does. He has given me a strong foundation and helped me to explore the kind of drumming that I want to do, Tracy gives 100% to his students.
    Did I mention that the lessons are fun too???

  • 5/5 stars October 11, 2012

  • 5/5 stars October 11, 2012

    i have been taking lessons with tracy for 2 years now and my drumming has improved tremendously. from simple things like reading music and keeping time to difficult beats and fills tracy has improved my drumming drastically.

  • 5/5 stars October 11, 2012

    I've been playing for 20 years. I just started working with Tracy, but immediately I'm seeing benefits. After my first lesson, the next day I sat down to practice and immediately could do this bass drum foot thing I've been trying to do for so long.... very slowly of course, but I could see at least how I was going to get it to happen. Awesome! Tracy is professional, kind, a good listener, and a great drummer with the ability to assess what he needs to teach in order for me to reach the goals I set out. I don't mind the drive up from SF at all... he's going to help me immensely.

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. I work with beginning drummers and show them fundamentals of drumming. I also work with many working professional drummers and help to relieve them of stress or pain they experience from poor technique. I teach students everything from developing good practice habits to starting a band of their own. My studio includes audio and video recording gear that allows students to experience their growth. As they learn they also have great demos to use when seeking musical employment.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Drum teachers are everywhere.. but a teacher that can show you the fundamentals of proper technique are the ones worth pursuing.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. The ability to really understand efficient drum stick control. It's something overlooked by most drum instructors. Unfortunately it is almost like a secret. But I guarantee that in just one lesson you will know and understand the necessary to becoming a high level drummer. With practice of these techniques nothing stands in your way.

Q. What questions should a consumer ask to hire the right service professional?

A. Find out what schooling or training does your instructor have? Speak to his students and hear their testimony. Also is your music teacher a working professional? Are they actually playing out in public. Ask to hear their recordings or find out where you can see them play live.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. Most "drum teachers" will show you beats or fills..I teach how to get the most out of your drumsticks..Once you see you will know the difference between a local drummer trying to make a buck and a teacher with experience that can guide you towards becoming a proficient drummer.

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. One of my students came to me four years ago..he had never even held a drumstick. He was 44 at the time. He now has his own band and performs on the weekends. With the right information we can grow quickly.

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