Sage - Instructor
lessons or more info,
Dave at: 770-314-0722
Complete Art of Playing Drums & Percussion
an experienced drummer, or just picking up a pair of sticks for
your first time, you probably know the importance of having a
good teacher! A good teacher can connect with the student and
motivate them to excel. Picking the RIGHT teacher
is the key to that student's success at reaching their musical
goals. I endeavor to connect with each of my students by making
my lessons fun, practical and productive! As an instructor, I
am here to help you meet your goals on the drums and more!
My drum lessons
are comprehensive and tailored to all ages and levels of ability.
Learn everything from fundamental stick control, physical technique,
sight reading, four-way independence, to advanced studies such
as jazz, rock, funk, blues, R&B, country, and many others!
You will also learn the nuts-and-bolts of drum maintenance and
tuning. I will transform you from "just a drummer" into
a knowledgeable artist with a firm foundation in excellent musicianship!
I teach a variety
of techniques and approaches to help you become a powerful player,
and everything will be tailored to your personal goals -- we can
learn whatever you would like to learn.
Lessons at 2 Locations
I'm based in Henry
County, GA. I teach at two locations:
Note Music Store - Stockbridge, GA
Hudson Bridge Rd.
Whole Note Music
Store are located in the Walmart shopping plaza on Hudson Bridge
Rd., Stockbridge, GA (Exit 224 off of I-75).
Home Teaching Studio - McDonough, GA
are fully equipped to give you the educational experience on the
drums you deserve.
I offer solid approaches
used by professionals everywhere, as well as having a fun and relaxed
learning environment for my students. I'm presently accepting new
students at every level and age. If you or your child is interested
in learning to play drums/ percussion or to further advance your
skills, then give me a call.
Drum/Percussion Lessons, Call Dave: 770-314-0722
Little About Me...
career started in 1964 in Los Angeles California. I joined
the school band as a drummer in the fourth grade, and have
been playing ever since. I took private lessons for 12 years.
I learned as many styles of music as I could. I was the
drum section leader in his high school band and played in
the Whittier District Honor Band for four years. During
that time, I was one of seven drummers picked from hundreds
who auditioned to play percussion for the All Southern California
Honor Band. I also spent my high school years performing
in the Cavaliers Youth Band and other groups. As a high
school junior and senior, I was first hired to teach private
lessons. During my senior year of high school, I was honored
to receive the John Phillips Sousa Award and the Marines
Youth Foundation Music Award.
I went to
Rio Hondo College in Los Angeles as music major until I
joined the Army Band in 1972. I served as a percussionist
in the Army Band for over 24 years, traveling the world
playing for audiences that included presidents, ambassadors
and diplomats. I've played on television and radio and have
worked in many recording studios.
military and civilian experiences, I have had the opportunity
to play a variety of musical styles with many different
musical groups. I have performed in concert and marching
bands, Dixieland and big bands, and rock, jazz, Latin and
percussion ensembles. In addition to the military bands,
I've played with many different musical groups on the side
and teach percussion.