Drum Set Lessons

Learning to play drums and percussion starts with solid basics. Rudiments, my counting pattern system, developing better coordination all lead to your success on all the drums, drum set and any percussion instrument. ...

Snare Drum Lessons

Learning to play drums and percussion starts with solid basics. Rudiments, my counting pattern system, developing better coordination all lead to your success on all the drums, drum set and any percussion instrument. The foundation for all drummers and percussionists is well developed skill on drum rudiments, counting patterns, scales and ear traini ...

Mallet Percussion Lessons

Learn the proper techniques for playing Bells, Xylophone, Marimba, Vibraphone and other mallet percussion instruments. Hand positions, 4 mallet grips, quality tone production, posture, sight reading techniques are all covered. Most school programs start on the Bells and later add Snare Drum. When you are prepared on these instruments school band is ...

Drum Repair & Restoration

Pat has repaired all types and ages of drums and percussion instruments. When you leave your instrument it will be in good hands. His goal in repair is to return it to the original manufacturing condition with any modifications as you wish. The price will be based on the current price of parts and conservative charges for labor. He has restored ful ...

Small Ensemble Techniques

Playing in an ensemble is one of the most challenging techniques to learn. Learn the effective ways to develop your skills when learning by playing in a small ensemble. With proper guidance you will learn the difference between “playing together” and  “playing clean.” Matching your sound with other players defines your membe ...

Drum Line Instruction and Drum Corps Audition Preparation

There are two types of drum lines. One that anyone can join and you learn as you rehearse with the group. Most school band programs tend to be like this. Music is passed out, through trial and error students work on the music and by trial and error they learn the music and it comes together and a few months later there is a performance. Parents are ...

Beginning Drum Lessons

Starting with a qualified teacher to learn your basics is critical. It involves the standard Drum Rudiments, Essential Counting Patterns, Scales, and Ear Training. As you gradually learn these skills playing drums and percussion instruments becomes easier, more fun and your group opportunities multiply. Learning to play drums and percussion is like ...