About this pro
19 years in business
1 hire on Thumbtack
Interested musical styles
I have not played in 20 years and this was my 1st lesson. So far my experience has been positive. Cary put me at ease from the start. We jumped right into reading/playing simple patterns, nothing to overwhelming. He seems very knowledgeable and patient. I would recommend Cary to anyone interested in learning percussion instruments. Looking forward to my next lesson.Nov 5, 2014Verified
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- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am constantly reading new literature on teaching methods, exploring new playing techniques, and reading full orchestral scores. I also surf You Tube looking at new and young bands to see what styles are trending. K-Pop has my current attention.
- Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?I recently was a featured artist with the Alvarado Middle School concert band (Union City, Ca). It wasn't about my playing so much as it was about the three percussion sections filled with my students. I was most proud of their hard work and extraordinary performances under the pressure of concert performance.
- What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?I think the number one question a parent should be asking of a drum teacher is: "can you teach my child to read percussion music?" The more musicality your child has, the better the success they will have in school bands (Symphonic-Jazz-Marching) and orchestras. Ask a potential instructor how much experience they have with students involved in school programs. Find out if they have students playing with youth orchestras outside of schools. Ask that teacher what other percussion instruments they play. Drum set is only one part of the percussion section.