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Drum Lessons: One on One (New Learner to Advanced)

Jesse Monkman B.M , M.M.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(42)
Drum and percussion lessons that combine a dynamic blend of rhythm, technique, rudiments, music notations, and the exhilarating experience of performing popular songs and solos.

Class experience

Basic Technique and Fundamentals: Develop a solid foundation in drumming by mastering proper hand and foot technique, stick control, posture, and understanding basic rhythm patterns.

Rhythmic Accuracy: Improve your ability to play rhythms accurately and precisely. Work on timing, subdivisions, and maintaining a consistent tempo.

Coordination and Independence: Enhance your coordination skills by practicing drumming patterns that require different limb movements simultaneously. Develop independence between your hands and feet to play complex rhythms.

Groove and Feel: Learn to create a strong, steady groove by focusing on dynamics, accents, and playing with a sense of feel. Explore different genres and styles to develop your own unique playing style.

Musicality and Creativity: Cultivate your musicality by experimenting with different drumming patterns, fills, and improvisation. Explore ways to express yourself and add your personal touch to the music.

Reading Drum Notation: Develop the ability to read drum notation and understand drumming symbols and terminology. This skill will allow you to learn new songs and communicate with other musicians effectively.

Performance Skills: Gain confidence in performing in front of others. Practice playing along with recorded music or in live settings to develop stage presence, communication with other musicians, and maintaining consistency during performances.

Collaborative Skills: Participate in group drumming exercises to improve your ability to play with others, follow cues, and contribute to a cohesive musical experience

Depending on the level of the student, exercises are modified so everyone has a positive drumming experience!
Most of all, I am here to pass on my passion for drumming and the joy it can bring you!
Over 20 years of professional experience playing and teaching. I have played in major orchestras throughout the the U.S. and abroad including the Boston Symphony, Atlanta Symphony and Malaysia Philharmonic . I have toured extensively with bands and had the privilege of playing with Stix, Art Garfunkel, and Andrea Bocelli to name a few. I have taught beginner to advanced college players. I have helped students successfully audition and be accepted to major Universities. 
Homework Offered
All lesson materials will be provided to begin. Students are encourages to practice 10-15 min a day.
0 - 1 hours per week outside of class
Assessments Offered
Grades Offered
 1 file available upon enrollment
Drumsticks, Drum pad or Snare drum with stand to begin. Drum set is preferable but not required.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(42)
Hi- My name is Jesse ,  and I am a professional percussionist/ composer and educator for over 20 years.

With a Bachelor of Music degree from the  New England Conservatory and a Master of Music degree from Lynn Conservatory, my expertise in... 
1-on-1 Lessons


1x per week
30 min

Completed by 107 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 6-18

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