Hi, my name is Stefano Ashbridge and music has always been a major part of my life. I have spent the last three decades developing successful methods and solutions that will help you improve quickly and have fun learning the music you love.
While there are several drumming method books that I recommend, every student is different, so I typically tailor lessons to the needs/wants of each student. Regardless of direction, we'll work on developing and maintaining good hand technique, meter, groove, and above all, musicianship. Some teachers are stern taskmasters... That's not my personality.
I start from the basics and than build up to more intermediate to advanced playing methods while keeping it fun and exciting .
The main goal is to achieve real world results, for a beginner it is very important to get a very solid foundation and build up from there, for an advanced drummer the idea is to find the weak points and strengthen those while expanding your independence drumming, dynamics & musicality (which is part of a broader method i developed based on legendary drum educators Gary Chester,Ted Reed & Jim...
If the student is new to percussion, they will be learning the basics. If they have prior experience, we will take that experience and experience and expand on it. I feel that each student is different so different techniques will be used for each student.
I believe in developing challenging, but obtainable, goals with the student. I encourage strong fundamentals and technique. Along with that, I also push students towards growing as an artist, capable of making intentional artistic decisions.
I expect students to practice in between lessons, and to be honest if something is too hard. I have taught all standards in the past and prefer one to one lessons, to make sure you get the attention you need.
It's all about good communication and teaching precisely what each student needs to improve. I identify those needs and focus on them, as well as ensuring areas the student wants to concentrate on are also covered. Helping with other subjects, such as tuning and lit care are also covered.
As a drummer, tabla player and percussionist, flexibility is mandatory. It’s essential for teaching and learning too. Some students like to focus on exams and grading, others want to be able to play in bands, and a few just want to play the fastest double bass drum rolls in the world! No one wants an environment in which attention isn’t paid to the students likes and dislikes.
ANDY TURCO -Drummer- PURPOSE: Playing has always has to be about: sharing emotions, express feelings, have fun, being curious, pushing musicians boundaries.
My methodology will differ depending on the student and will be tailored to suit their needs. I will teach the fundamentals, but let the student lead the steps in their direction, providing relevant materials and action plans for their goals.
Fun, focussed, clear, engaging, creative. My students need to have access to their instrument to practice. I like using my material when studying at Drummers Collective in New York but am open to suggestions. I am particularly strong on Latin Jazz, Afro Cuban Rhythms, West African Rhythms and exploring polyrhythms on drum kit, percussion and even a combination of the two i.e.
I excel in the construction of effective and individually tailored lesson planning involving a variety of different working assignments tailored to the individual abilities of each student focussing closely but not limited to: Rhythm Flair Playing in a band environment Coordination Rudimentary Discipline Sight Reading Tempo Dynamics Timbre I ensure that each student is fully...
I am an experienced teacher and I tailor lessons to suit individual needs. I am happy to teach pupils from the age of five upwards, and any ability level from complete beginner to experienced professionals looking to learn specific skills.
I'm a drum kit, percussion and tuned percussion teacher with 25 years experience in both private and state education. I have also worked as a peripatetic teacher for the local authority. I'm use to a wide age range (5-65 years), varied abilities and am adaptable to personal areas of study and styles of music.
I primarily teach private lessons, but am open to a group setting. My lessons are very tailored to an individual's needs: once I've assessed someone's playing I have a very good idea of what they need to do to become a well-rounded player.
I teach the fundamental tools to give you the ability to approach any musical situation with confidence. Rather than teach 1000+ patterns, I show you how to rhythmically analyse any pattern to decode and learn for yourself.
I myself have been a part of a lot of different classes where I have been taught the foundations of the drums, whether it was in private lessons, or in my music class at school. As I've grown as a musician I have realized how important the foundation is. My lessons will do just that. With every client, I will assess the foundation, and see if it strong enough to be built up.
Students dictate the general direction and focus of practical exercises, selected from thematic area's like independence, inter-dependence, performance stamina, consistency, and along side become equipped with the digital skills needed to collaborate, record and produce professional sounding mixes using Reaper. I only have two standards. Good posture. Good timekeeping.
The most important aspect of teaching music for me is making sure the student understands the concepts and bigger picture of the topics and techniques being taught and how to apply and practice them in a fun, but constructive way.
Over the years of experience I've had, I felt hearing and feeling a piece of music really allows any musicians to learn without realising. Collecting musical ideas from various genres around the world is our source of information although everybody needs a guide. My primerial focus will always be on music and feel, technique and performance.
I strongly believe in sharing my experience as a professional musician to my fellow music students with the strong essence of theory. I focus on clarity, tone, and technique than anything else at the beginning and then as per the student's interest I guide the student in the specific direction of performance and advanced concepts.
Lessons are fun and challenging. Former students include Jen Ledger/Skiller, Liam/The Enemy, Joe Clegg/Ellie Goulding. No subjects are off limits but I will help create logical learning programmes to maximise your development. No short cuts, just proven methods that build success. Written materials and recordings available for each lesson to reduce wasted practice time.
I approach the teaching of Jazz Drums from a musical point of view. My mantra is, that the aim of the game is to play music and my job is to give you the tools to do so. We will cover various techniques and a wide range of repertoire.
I offer developmental drum lessons for individuals based on the techniques and methods I learned from my own instructors through the years. I believe that the best way to learn the drums is to learn and practice a diversity of genres before deciding to specialize, and to build one's skill from a "bottom up" methodology.
After understanding what your current level of playing is (beginner, intermediate, advanced), I will figure out what your goals are, or help you establish them. Then we'll explore the best way to make your learning fun. As soon as possible, I would like to have you playing along to music so that you can enjoy the process and have FUN.
my teaching method is i will first show you then get you to repeat the beat then build on speed, technique, rythem and also both reading and writing of drum notation and sight reading sheet music.
The ultimate goal is a solid foundation in technique that suits the individual in the pursuit of a musical voice.
I base on the root of jazz drumming and African drumming,the basic things you need to be great in your life
I base my classes on each students prefrence of genre. I will be able to select and create certain exercises to aid you in taking your style of playing however far you want.
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