remote/in-person DRUM lessons: 3 kits, HD video
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Serves Philadelphia, PA
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Drum Lessons (for adults)
Drum Lessons (for adults)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Lessons start at $50/hour (depending on age, proficiency, etc) for sessions at my home studio. My home studio has an open-floor basement, multiple drum kits and percussion for play-along study, and a PA system to study and jam along to music of your choice, or the metronome. I can also do house-calls and work at your kit, with travel expenses either at flat fee, or as time at my hourly rate, depending on location. I welcome students (and parents) for a "free orientation session" of 60 minutes, if they wish to make acquaintance and work though the above 3 steps.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The FIRST SESSION is FREE, for orientation (in 3 steps) and a brief lesson. First, we discuss the student's musical goals (what kind of rhythms they want to learn, literacy, etc). This can be done remotely, but the remaining orientation needs to be done at your- or my drum kit. Second, we do some listening and counting exercises so I get a sense of how the student hears and thinks musically, so I can tailor my teaching style to their strengths. Third, I assess the student's range of motion and proportion, so we can set their drum stool and practice kit in the most ergonomic way, to comfortably reinforce good posture and techniques. After the we have a brief TRIAL LESSON to start wherever they're comfortable.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have a history of practical and professional teaching- and supervisory experience with adults and children. I have been an adjunct faculty at several local colleges (Drexel, the Art Institute of Philadelphia) since 2011. In 2010, I earned my MS in Engineering, for which I'd studied developing software for music education. This research involved lots of in-person work with various local high-schools and middle schools for summer-camps and in-school workshops to stimulate interest in combining Music with Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math curriculum. Before that, I earned my Bachelors degree in Psychology in 2004, which included working with children with developmental disabilities, including Autism and AD/HD. I also studied dance and movement therapy, with workshops on engaging within limited range-of-motion.