Piano lessons & drum lessons: all ages are welcome. We play on acoustic instruments during lessons; an upright piano, drum set (not electric), and various hand drums. Lessons are available in Thurmont, MD.
Piano is the perfect instrument for anyone to learn and one-on-one piano lessons are a great way to learn it! Harmony, melody, rhythm--it does it all! I get students started with a good foundation through learning technique and scales, but we then dive right into learning songs ASAP, like this video of a young player learning "Duke of Earl".
I really enjoy working work with people of all ages. Here is a quick video I made for one of my retired adult students--he was learning about chord inversions through the Beatles song "Let It Be".
Dusting off a classical music piece by Brahms.
Love this song! A bit of "Spain" by the legendary Chick Corea.
My first instrument. Pure fun-enough said! Drum lessons in Thurmont, MD. Check out a method book I published to Amazon here. It combines technique, rudiments, and reading with a healthy dose of real-world practical application through play-along lessons.
Drummers call the rhythmic pattern they play to a song the "beat" or "groove". Here is the first one I teach new students.
I often make videos for my students to help remind them of what we learned in our lesson. Here is "In My Life" by the Beatles for a very talented young lady that loves drumming.