What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
When I take on a new student that has some experience, I like to assess their playing by having them play for me so I can see what technique they have and go from there.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I went to New Jersey City University for my B.A. In music education and my M.A. In Jazz Performance. I studied classical percussion and drum set from: Nick Cerrato, Kim Plainfied, John Riley, Billy Drummond & Tim Honer. if your a serious musician your always listening to other musicians who play your instrument and trying to become a better drummer / musician.
Do you have a standard pricing system for your service? If so, please share the details here.
Charge 45 per hr
35 per half hr.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Music always seem to be a part of my life when I was young. As I got older I took it more seriously. I started out playing the guitar in elementary school, I didn't enjoy it so I decided to play the organ. I did that for year and a half and stopped. I always wanted to play the drums but my brother was playing the drums during this time and my mom didn't want the both of us playing drums in the house. Being that I was the youngest I had to choose a different instrument. When my brother stopped playing the drums I started to teach myself at age 14. As they say the rest is history .
What types of customers have you worked with?
I have worked with beginners and advanced. Starting at age 9- 60 who are into all styles of music.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
Composed songs and playing drums on my CD "Hangin In" which be purchased on iTunes and Playing drums on Ellen LaFurn's CD "C'est La-Furn also on iTunes.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Make sure they have references.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
Do I have the time to practice. What type of drum set should I buy. What music books and supplies do I need.