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Teaching

Online lessons

I’m am now offering lessons online via Skype and FaceTime.  Please contact me for more information.

 

Private Teaching 

I have been teaching private drum and percussion lessons for 13 years.  My students have played in All-State honor bands and orchestras, successful local bands, and professional orchestras and have received scholarships to universities as percussion majors.

Lessons are available on:
-Drum set
-Snare drum
-Marimba and mallet instruments
-Concert percussion instruments
-Hand drums
-Afro-Cuban instruments (congas, bongos, timbales, etc.)
-Brazilian instruments (pandeiro, tan-tan, etc.)
-Middle Eastern instruments (dumbek, riq, etc.)

Topics may include:
-Learning songs, solos, audition repertoire,
-Rock, pop, jazz, classical, and world music styles
-Music theory, reading, and ear training
-Band/ensemble playing skills

Lessons are held in my home studio in East Boulder.   Lessons are structured to meet students’ personal goals and interests. All ages and abilities are welcome. Please contact me for more information.

 

Workshops

I have taught world music workshops and masterclasses at the following institutions:

Indiana University, Bloomington IN
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, Il
Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO
Naropa University, Boulder CO
University of Colorado-Boulder, Boulder CO
Percussive Arts Society Colorado Chapter Day of Percussion
Percussive Arts Society global event Recreational Drumming: Celebrating Health and Wellness
Boulder High School, Boulder CO

I’m available to travel to teach workshops and lessons on any of the topics above.

 

Boulder Samba School

For information about the Boulder Samba School and Brazilian music classes in Boulder, please visit www.bouldersambaschool.org