We were fortunate to find Abdala as an instructor for our son who showed an aptitude for drumming very early. Abdala is not only a highly skilled drummer, he is a kind, patient, and organized natural teacher who set high standards for his students and helps them achieve them. He understands what motivates students and we all loved and appreciated his strategy and techniques. He provided much positive feedback and earnest advice on how to improve skills. He introduced our son to genres of music, world music, and drumming styles that he has grown to love. His favorite moments in his lessons were, after learning a challenging new skill, Abdala would reward him with a fun break in which they put on their headphones and listened to a piece of music and drum together side-by-side. Our son learned a lot from those impromptu moments. Abdala is a first rate teacher and we are grateful for the kind and thoughtful instruction he gave our son.