We have moved! Drum lessons will now take place in Fishtown

Effective January 20, 2018 I will no longer be teaching at Philadelphia Music Studios. Lessons will now take place at my home studio in Fishtown, located at 1933 E. Cumberland St. Philadelphia, PA 19125. Our rates will remain the same: $30 – 30 minutes | $40 – 45 minutes, but students may also schedule longerContinue reading “We have moved! Drum lessons will now take place in Fishtown”

5 Important Drum Lessons

When I started teaching drum lessons in the Philadelphia area, I wanted to provide my students with a personalized teaching approach that focuses on their interests and goals.¬† What I’ve realized is that drum students are often taught what to do, not why they should do it. Here are some helpful tips to take intoContinue reading “5 Important Drum Lessons”

Richard Brill: Drum Student Tabloids

Richard is about as devoted as they get. Give this man a challenge and he may very well spend the next month of his life locked in his basement trying to master it. Richard and I have been highly focused on technique and the adjustments that can be made to improve speed, control, footwork, andContinue reading “Richard Brill: Drum Student Tabloids”

Ben Masters: Drum Student Tabloids

When I asked Ben why he wanted to take drum lessons, he told me he likes to be loud. I laughed and then attempted to pry a little deeper. After a few lessons, we started exploring a few different concepts including limb coordination, stick control and tempo. He admires heavy hitter, Neil Peart as wellContinue reading “Ben Masters: Drum Student Tabloids”

The Drummer’s Connection Between Sight and Sound

I recently had a very interesting conversation with a student that led me to some shocking conclusions about the drumming process. This¬†student had focused so much on reading music and understanding note values that she was not actually hearing the notes she was playing. I then realized that some drummers are quite lucky to haveContinue reading “The Drummer’s Connection Between Sight and Sound”