I have taught drum set for the past 12 years professionally and have played the instrument for 30 years. I also play a little trombone and piano.
I teach kids from 4th grade though adult and also offer drum circle music therapy sessions to senior citizens and special needs folks all over Massachusetts. I am a member of the Tantasqua Music Association and volunteer with kids and seniors on a weekly basis year-round locally.
I cordially would like to invite you to please try one drum lesson with me for free. I’m a natural teacher who studied it in college and relate well with kids.
If the first drum lesson seems like a good fit, I can teach drum set and orchestral percussion in your home or my own drum studio on a weekly or even monthly basis.
I have plenty of references to offer from other Tantasqua and area parents who have taken lessons with me, and please feel free to check out my website below to learn more about where I play and what I do on the educational front. I am also the resident drum set instructor at Eagle Hill High School in Hardwick and a professional freelance writer.
I also play gigs regularly to keep my own chops fresh. I’m the drummer for a weekly volunteer senior big band, a local all original jazz funk group, and tour drummer for one of New England’s most popular trop rock bands. My 30 years of playing in jazz and rock bands is an instrumental part of my lesson program. That performance experience can not be learned in college alone. It’s honed on the road in clubs and venues spanning decades. I’m grateful to offer that vast experience.
Younger drummers generally tap my skill sets to get better at sight reading concert band and jazz music and improving their chops or technique. However, I also leave plenty of room for creativity and for students to find their own voice and style on the kit. Ear training is critical as well.
I also give Djembe lessons as an added perk with taking drum set lessons if kids are interested in learning more about world beats.
My large studio is full of drums and percussion of all kinds with several drum kits and recording gear, mics, guitars and keyboards. Kids love being in the studio.
Thanks for reading this message and giving me chance to explain what I do for a living. I look forward to meeting you in person soon.
195 Rice Corner Road