In lessons with the student, I seek to inspire a command of snare and drum set through reading, technical exercises and transcribing music directly from audio. Focus is placed on the fundamentals in a manner that is tailored to the individual student and which includes language/repertoire, tone control, and posture.
My teaching style does not rely on a set curriculum. I prefer instead to allow the student space in which they can explore the many facets of music. Music, while rich in tradition is also a personal practice. I believe that relying on a flexible, situation-based curriculum allows room for the individual student to explore and experiment within the tradition.
My intention is to guide and enable the student’s innate curiosity and desire to learn in a manner that will serve them for years to come. As such, progress greatly depends on the student’s willingness to practice. Drumming is a holistic discipline, requiring great commitment, and which ultimately incorporates both intellect and body.