|Monday||6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Friday||6:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
About this pro
I am available for lessons at my home studio in Santa Cruz, at your place, or at Play Music Studios in Cupertino. Lessons are $35per half hour, $50 for 45 minutes, or $60.00 per hour. I have 46 years of drumming experience, most as a professional. I love playing, but my passion is teaching others which I have been doing for the past 25 years. I am great with kids, and I have taught many adults. I have numerous students who developed into pro drummers. My first 6 years drumming, I studied with a member of the San Francisco Symphony who was also the house drummer at Bimbos in SF. Under his tutelage I developed a mastery of classical drums while also gaining an understanding of the modern approach to the drum set. I have had the honor to play with some top-notch musicians over the years. My teaching method includes: - Reading all levels in both snare drum and full drum set - Focused snare drum and sticking technique - Focused drum set and feet techniques - How to groove - Dynamics - Fills, posture and relaxation techniques for greater speed and endurance One hour lessons include learning to groove with a bass player (via accompaniment on the Chapman stick). This is basically a bass and guitar on one neck. All levels are welcome and all styles are covered - rock, jazz, funk, swing, reggae, fusion, ska and more -- just ask! Professional experience includes drumming with The Square Roots, The Road Hogs, The Room Shakers, The Gravity, and many others. There has to be a future of great drummers! Without teachers, there aren't students! I love helping to create future great drummers!
28 years in business
49 hires on Thumbtack
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Yes, $60 per hour, $50 for 45 minutes, and $35 for 30 minutes.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?Work out scheduling, and what level the student is at so I can provide proper materials.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Started with 6 years studying with the drummer percussionist with the San Francisco symphony. I have been actively playing for 46 years, and have studied many styles. I can sight read, improvise, and play in just about any setting.
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