- Jazz Improvation
- RCM - Advanced Rudiments
- RCM - Basic Rudiments
My method focuses on providing students the tools necessary to forge their own musical path and develop their own unique interests on their instrument. I like to help students discover and dive deep into music they are passionate about. I believe it is important for students to work on things that interest them first and foremost in order for them to develop a good relationships with their instrument. Any technical exercises I teach to students serve to help them develop a facility in learning and playing on their own.
I have a BFA with a specialization in Jazz studies from Concordia University in Montreal and a Masters of Music in Improvisation from the University of Michigan. During my time at the University of Michigan I received a graduate certificate from the Centre for World Performance studies for researching South Indian rhythms on the kanjira (a small frame drum similar to a tambourine often used in Carnatic Music.) Before my time in university
I spent a great deal of time studying African, Cuban, and Brazilian percussion alongside my drumset studies.
I have a lot of experience with world percussion outside of the drumset. I was encouraged by many of my teachers to develop skills and understanding of African/Latin percussion and spent a couple years studying South Indian rhythm under percussion master Ganesh Kumar. With Ganesh I had the opportunity to perform as an assistant clinician at the 2023 Percussive Arts Society International Convention for his workshop on Carnatic rhythm. I also have experience performing with improvised music groups and as an accompanist for theatrical performance which helped me develop an approach to creating textures and soundscapes on my instrument in addition to common musical language.
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