Hi! My name is Pat and I'm accepting new students, all levels and ages. No one is ever too young or old to learn the drums, just bring a positive, hard working attitude!
A little about me; I am a 26 year old full time drummer. I studied drums under various professionals and drumming has become my life, giving me the opportunity to play with many local artists and groups. For the past year I have completely committed myself to making myself a better drummer, playing with as many musicians as I can, and helping all my students reach their musical goals.
I have a teaching curriculum that will be provided for the student, progressively becoming more difficult adding ornamental pieces one by one to your personal drummers tool kit.
If you're not looking for a full drummer’s curriculum, I make sure to pertain each lesson to each individuals specific learning interests and needs; every drummer is different. Whether you need help brushing up your favorite grooves, songs, or techniques, I am here to help. I put a major emphasis on people finding their own musical voice. Every person has their own voice in music, and together we can find yours.
My students will focus on:
-Proper technique (learning how to make the kit work for you, movement efficiency, stick grip, foot technique, posture, etc.).
-All different styles of music, their variations, and their similarities throughout genres.
-How to read sheet music and use a system created to learn how to write your own personal grooves and fills.
-Rudiments in both single surface and full drum set form.
-Hi-hat stepping's and openings.
-Tom grooves and fills.
-And of course how to have fun and express yourself musically.
Currently I am offering lessons at my studio in North Bend. My priority is my students, so we can always figure out a time that works for both of us.
Feel free to call me with any questions about my lessons, teaching, my drumming journey, or would like to schedule an initial lesson.
Keep practicing everybody!