Drum Lessons In Gastonia, Charlotte, NC and Surrounding Areas

Drum Lessons In Gastonia, Charlotte, NC and Surrounding Areas

Gastonia, NC

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About Drum Lessons In Gastonia, Charlotte, NC and Surrounding Areas

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We offer Gastonia, Charlotte, Huntersville, Mooresville, North Carolina, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, and South Carolina area drum lessons

Located in Gastonia, NC, Russell brings unparalleled experience and value to his students in the Charlotte Metro area. Russell Sharp is a seasoned veteran drummer with over 35 years of varied experiences. His lessons will significantly benefit beginner, intermediate and advanced students regardless of their age.

You will learn all that is necessary in order to possess a very strong and solid foundation that is required of a drummer. Russell is a caring, nurturing and patient drum instructor.

A lifetime of percussion experience ranging from recording studios to live shows has developed sharp's simple and highly effective approach to teaching students. His ability to convey basic and advanced drumming elements help students develop rock-solid foundations along with sharp motor skills, physical coordination, limb independence and endurance.

Students have said russell's lessons are lots of fun, productive, energizing, highly effective, etc.

Drum lessons include the following (for beginners and advanced students):

* learning basic fundamentals
* reading musical notation
* getting your meter down to excellence
* gaining independence of limbs
* improving overall technique and approach
* learning to be a total groove drummer
* building up incredible speed-metronome work
* learning odd time signatures
* learning the double bass drum fundamentals and advanced

Genres of music include hard rock, soft rock, rock-pop, classic rock, blues, shuffles (double bass drum), funk, R&B, jazz, progressive rock and heavy metal among others.

With his many years of experience, Russell Sharp is a dynamic, powerful and original drummer with distinct style and technique.

He has played in many rock bands around the country and has been giving drum lessons for over 10 years in Los Angeles, Arizona, Florida and now in Charlotte, NC.

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Charlotte, NC
Gastonia, NC 28056


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  • 5/5 stars Drum Lessons (for children or teenagers) Verified Review

    Two kids are taking classes they love it so we are happy with drum classes thanks

  • 5/5 stars

    I've known Russell for 30 years! He is the perfect instructor with amazing skills, technique and knowledge for every style and level of drumming. Do it, you'll be glad you did! Really.

  • 5/5 stars

    I've been taking lessons from Russell for five months. I had a little experience as a teenager making noise after some instruction. That was 35 years ago, I'm now 51 and he has brought what little I had inside of me back out. In just this time, Russell calls me an advanced drummer. I can't say enough about how I look forward to my weekly session. It's not a "lesson", it's really a good time.

  • 5/5 stars

    I've been taking drum lessons with Russell now for the past 4-6 months and my drumming has improved significantly. Russell is not only great personality, but has a well of knowledge and experience that he will share with you as soon as you start your lessons. I'm looking forward to my transition into an amazing drummer with Russell's knowledge by my side.

  • 5/5 stars

    An excellent teacher. Very patient and flexible with my crazy schedule. He is supportive of me during the lessons but continually offers constructive criticism to make sure I improve. Couldn't ask for a better teacher!

  • 5/5 stars Drum Lessons Verified Review

    Russell is a great instructor who adapts his style to best work with the student. He is passionate & enthusiastic about music & and my children and I are having a great time learning with and from him. Each lesson feels and flows differently which keeps everyone fully engaged. I would highly recommend Russell to anyone looking to learn drums.

  • 5/5 stars

    Russell Sharp is incredible! I had an amazing time not just learning from him but sharing music ideas. He's an amazing person to be around because he wants you to get better and of course have fun, he's not a mechanical ad boring to be around like some teachers are. He has become one of my best friends.

  • 5/5 stars

    My son Dustin has gone from an uncertain child drummer to a confident teen drummer in his lessons with Russell. Russell is a patient, kind, inviting, encouraging, and most of all, inspiring teacher. He has a seemingly easygoing manner of teaching with the student, while his good nature is coupled with a sharp focus on the student's individuality, growth and progress. He wants nothing more than for your child to succeed , to feel great about their drumming, and to reach ever higher levels of proficiency. Three years and I couldn't be a happier parent. Now he is at his first year in a Boarding School yet one of the top things he wants to do when he comes back for the Holidays is have some lessons with his favorite teacher, Russell.

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