Lessons Description

Beginners lessons

  • Discovering the instrument
  • Learning the names of the various piece of drum equipment
  • Basic hand technique
  • Basic foot technique
  • Learning basic rudiments (Singles, Doubles, Paradiddles, Flams)
  • Basic rudiments applied to the drums
  • Basic rhythmic sight reading (quarter notes, eight notes, sixteenth notes)
  • Learning basic snare drum pieces (Podemski)
  • Learning how to play basic snare drum duet with the teacher
  • Learning basic coordination
  • Rhythmic coordination in 8th notes
  • Bass drum variations
  • Learning how to play fills and how to structure them
  • Learning how to play simple musical phrases
  • Learning how to play with basic play-along tracks
  • Learning how to play simple popular songs (We Will Rock You, Beverly Hills, Free Fallin’, Billie Jean, Seven Nation Army, etc.)
  • And much more…
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Intermediates lessons

  • Learning the Free Stroke technique
  • Applying the Free Stroke to Stick Control
  • Basic Lifetime Warmup by Tommy Igoe
  • Intermediate Lifetime Warmup by Tommy Igoe
  • Learning intermediate rudiments (Double and triple paradiddles, Drags, Flam Accents, etc.)
  • Sight reading intermediate snare drum pieces (Wilcoxon, Podemski)
  • Learning intermediate snare drum duets
  • 16th note coordination
  • Adding dynamics to the snare drum and hihat while playing 8th note grooves
  • Basics of 4 limbs coordination (adding the hihat foot in quarter notes to your playing)
  • Learning how to improvise fills with simple rhythms
  • Learning basic triplet rhythms (12/8 coordination)
  • Coordination in simple latin rhythms (bossa nova, cha cha, bolero, tango, etc.)
  • Learning how to play intermediate play-alongs
  • Learning intermediate popular songs
  • And much more…
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Advanced lessons

  • Learning the basics of the Moeller Stroke
  • Advanced Lifetime Warmup by Tommy Igoe
  • Advanced snare drum pieces (Podemski, Wilcoxon, Pratt, Schinstine)
  • Learning advanced snare drum duets
  • Finger technique
  • Fat Back exercises by Gary Chaffee (advanced coordination)
  • Advanced 4 limb coordination (playing the hihat foot on « & » and in 8th notes)
  • Basics of jazz drumming
  • Brush playing
  • Advanced latin rhythms (samba, baiao, mambo, songo, etc.)
  • Linear drumming
  • Double bass drumming
  • Learning how to improvise in specific musical structures (being able to play musical phrases of 4, 8 or 16 bars)
  • Learning advanced popular songs
  • Learning advanced play-alongs
  • And much more…
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