- Alexander Technique
First and foremost, music is supposed to be fun. If you are not having fun you are not making music. My teaching philosophy is flexible depending on the student's individual needs. I do believe that instilling strong technical and rhythmical fundamentals will lead to the most freedom to express oneself on percussion instruments. One's musical skills are like a skyscraper with the fundamentals being the foundation to build upon. This includes learning how to hold and move the sticks in the most efficient way, allowing for total control and manipulation. This will be achieved by studying rudiments, scales, chords, and drumset styles such as rock, swing, and Latin.
I have recently (2023) graduated with a Master of Music: Instrumental Performance from the University of Toronto. In 2021, I received an Artist Diploma: Percussion from The Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. I received my Bachelor of Music: Honours Performance from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, ON. My higher musical education was mainly in the classical style. I spent my time in Toronto studying with Charles Settle of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. However, I spent my teenage years studying drumset and piano.
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Acting Principal Percussionist: Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra Principal Percussionist: Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra
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