At Drumville Studios, we will teach you all the essentials for becoming a working drummer, prepare you for playing drums in a school band, marching band, jazz ensemble, worship team drummer or maybe it’s just been your dream to be able to play for fun. We will teach you what you need to know and what you want to know. We will teach you all of the following as you progress in your studies.
There are 3 main hand grips; I teach two of them, they are the Match Grip and the Traditional Grip. I teach Match Grip because it is the easiest to execute and the most popular by most rock drummers. I teach Traditional to anyone that wants to learn it, it is usually used by Marching and Jazz Drummers.
I will teach you the foundations of beginning sight reading skills, learning note values, correct usage of hands and feet (sticking sequences); the better your reading becomes the better your knowledge to write drum patterns.
You will how to develop your hands and feet together and how to make your feet respond quickly like your hands in time.
You will learn how to play the entire drum set together and to know how to orchestrate drum set patterns between and around your drum set.
It’s important for all students to learn the basic drumming rudiments which are important to know no matter what style of music you play.
I teach the wrist bounce technique which falls under the heading of rebound control. Wrist bounce and finger bounce are ways to draw the sound out of the drum. I feel Moller is the superior accenting technique, but is important to know both ways and how to use them. These techniques are taught to my intermediate and advanced drummers.
Drummers must always know where they are in a song that encompasses the understanding of counting the phrases which relate to the structure and the form of a song. This is the way that drummers keep track of where they are in a song, and to be able to know what they need to do and where they need to do it.
There a many variables in tuning drums. I can help you with selection of drums, drumheads, and how to tension the drums heads to get the best sounds possible from your drums. Maintenance is so important to keep your drums in the best possible condition to last you a lifetime. I can tune your drums and teach you how to tune them yourself.