My teaching philosophy is rooted in enhancing natural musical expression by learning fundamental techniques. I design lessons with the intention of getting students to play grooves and sharpen their technique. A student can dramatically increase the ability to articulate music in their head or on paper by strengthening their understanding of different ways to hold a drumstick, posture, and rudiment vocabulary. However, technical practice needs to be balanced with the joy of music. Without joy, there is no music, and without music, there is no joy.
I have been studying drumming for 17 years, at the age of 11 I got my first drum set and began private lessons for several years. When I turned 14 I was accepted into a music program for drums at PCVS high school, and became very interested in playing drums in a band setting. During my time at PCVS I played in many different groups including rock, pop, blues, funk and jazz. After high school my feelings for playing drums professionally grew stronger and I started private drum lessons with renown Canadian drummer Al Cross, from the band Big Sugar. Through a combination of lessons with Al, and my own musical exploration, my understanding of the art of practice deepened greatly and my journey to be a professional drummer became my number one priority. Since then I've had the pleasure of touring Ontario and Montreal with Silver Lining, and playing alongside very talented up and coming artist's like Stacey Kay, Kolton Stewart, Anh Phung and Kate Suhr.
I've spent many years researching exercises and experimenting with different lesson structures. My pursuit of musical growth has helped me refine how often and how long a student needs to play to get results. Through this process i have developed a deep understanding of the art of practice.
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