Drum Set, Percussion
Alex is an inter-disciplinary learner, and uses an inter-disciplinary approach to teaching drums to cultivate a holistic view of the instrument, and respect for the power of the drum set. His focus is on listening carefully to the student's words and playing in order to build on what strengths are already present. His primary goal is to help students become a "functional drummer" first, and then to develop a solid groove and a pleasing sound in addition to a creative command of drumming technique. His lessons include topics such as drumming rudiments, stylistic choices, reading music, drum tuning, "playing for the room," recording fundamentals, and how to develop good practice habits.