I believe, there is a significant difference between a Coach & a Teacher. Both should be well-versed in Basic fundamental standards & both should keep abreast of technological advancements that amend & add to those standards along the way, but a Good Coach knows, He not only has to excel at instilling those good ol' fundamentals, standards & new upgrades, He also knows "he must first get the attention, approval, & respect of the individual he works with, to find & bring out the best in them".
I've been a student at The Drummer's Den for almost 3 years. I'm difficult to work with because, I was born with learning difficulties, Dyslexia & ADHD included. I won't reveal my age but, Believe me when I say "I've been through the gamut when it comes to experiences with Teachers & Coaches." When standards are the bottom line, you're a Teacher. When a solid rudimentary foundation, personal creativity, individual &/or group advancement & achievement are taken into consideration, along with the bottom line, you are a Coach😛‼️
Coach Bryan Hawkesworth at The Drummer's Den applies all the important fundamentals but with humanity❗️ He Coaches with patience & understanding, He respects individual differences & seeks out new presentation methods. (If I don't understand one perspective he can pitch another one, or more, until I get it😁‼️He listens to me, let's me Play & try new things that I like‼️ From Rudiments through Rock, & Jazz, & on to something new from there. Don't be fooled by the name of the place. I'm a Drummer learning drums & Cajon but, eventually maybe I'll move on to Guitar. I can choose to start with Bass (which might be easier) or I can try Lead guitar & see how it goes. I Got all my equipment right there on site. Bryan Special orders from any Drum or Hardware manufacturer that I choose👍. He listens & Helps me with choices & options❗️
I'm older & wiser than I used to be & that's a good thing but, more importantly this whole experience of learning a new skill, having someone listen about what's important to me & help with music decisions, gave me something I never expected to have, A level of self-esteem, self-worth, & confidence that (I'm sure) you can only achieve from really Great Coaching & Great personal customer service😁‼️✌️
M R Harmon