- Jazz Improvation
- Music Appreciation
- Music History
- Music Theory (Beginner-Intermediate)
My teaching philosophy hinges on the understanding that music is not only an amazing practice to participate in, but also a lense through which we are able to explore all kinds of concepts, perspectives, and ways of being in the world. No matter the level of the student, as we explore the world of music and drumming, we will also explore many broad ideas that relate in compelling ways to the world around us.
Depending on the level of the student, lessons entail study from fundamental techniques such as stick grip, music notation, the role of the drummer, rudiments, and basic grooves in all popular styles to more advanced concepts such as serving the music (musicianship), employing various rhythmic textures and subtle alterations, solo and group improvisation, and the relative importance of developing individual style. Always catering to the personal goals of each student, my lessons are sure to inspire students of all levels and ages to embrace their musical development, and most importantly, groove hard!
I hold both a Bachelor of Music in percussion performance and a Master of Arts in musicology (Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS)
James A Faraday Memorial Music Award - 2010
Very patient and understanding; supportive of students when facing musical challenges. I hit the nail on the head by conveying information that many teachers often (unintentionally) withhold from students. This makes learning faster and more efficient; I will present you with the information instead of making you come to very important realizations completely on your own (and many years later!)
30 Minutes: $39.00
45 Minutes: $49.00
60 Minutes: $59.00
There is a one-time registration fee of 25 $ charged with the first lessons. All Taxes are included in prices, if applicable
NOTE: Your Credit card will be charged ONLY when the first lesson is set up and confirmed with the teacher