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I offer 1 hour & 30 minute lessons starting from the beginner level to an advanced pro level.
I cover a large range of percussion instruments which encompasses many genres and styles of music.
The lessons focus on building the fundamentals of technique, building knowledge on general music theory and building musicianship through reading music (playing), listening to and then transcribing music.

Concert Percussion                

  • Snare Drum                          
  • Auxiliary Percussion

​​Marching Percussion

  • Rudimental Snare Drum
  • Tenors
  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals

Drum Set Styles and/or Hand Percussion Styles

  • Pop, Jazz, Rock, Funk, Soul, R & B, New Orleans 2nd Line, West African Folkloric/dance such as Soli, Kuku, Dunungbe, Mendiani, Kakilambe, Marakadon,  as well as Afro-Pop such as Nigerian Afro-Beat, Mangambe, Doudoumba, Mbalax and Bikutsi; Brazilian Samba & MPB such as Bossa Nova, Baiaó, Afoxé, Partido Alto, Coco, Xaxado, and Maracatú; Egyptian Classical and Folkloric bellydance rhythms such as Maqsoum, Saidi, Masmoudi, Baladi, Sombati, Fallahi, Chiftiteli, Ayoub, Samai and Malfuf; North African Gnawa, Rai & Chaabi; Merengue, Bomba, Plena, General Cuban "Salsa" such as Mambo, Cha-Cha, Rumba Guaguancó, Songo, Son, Son-Montuno, Timba and Mozambique, but also Cuban 6/8 such as Guiro & Bembé, Rumba Yambú, Rumba Columbia, Abakuá and Cha Cha Lokua Fun.

Hand Percussion

  • Frame drum
  • Riq
  • Doumbek
  • Zils
  • Djembe
  • clave
  • Congas
  • guiro
  • Shekere
  • Pandeiro
  • Surdo

Lessons are generally 1 day a week.
The rate for a 1 hour lesson is $50
The rate for a 1/2 hour lesson is $30

Book lessons with me here
For an in depth look at my performance and education background, please check here. Full Resume
For more info please feel free to call me at 1- (803) - 318 - 4064

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