Drum Lessons

21stCenturyJazz

Study the art of drumming with international educator and performer Claes Brondal.

Students will be studying a comprehensive and inspirational curriculum. By following a simple and efficient practice routine, the student will advance quickly, develop their own music vocabulary and ability to play autonomously. The teaching methods used are designed to empower and enable students to advance in directions of their own.

Lessons will explore Roots of Rhythm, fearless drumming, drumming and rhythms in context, why we drum, reasons to drum, the role of the contemporary and the traditional drummer, guidance on careers in the business of music.

Requirements:

Drum sticks
Commitment to maintain a regular practice routine.

Areas and Topics of Study :

Coordination: 3 way, 4 way, 5 way
Time: On time, Behind time, Ahead of time, 4/4 time and Odd time signatures.
Interpretation of music scores in different musical settings – Deciphering rhythms – Soloing -Patterns
Technique: Posture and Approach – Moeller Method and Open handed playing.
Styles: Funk – Jazz – Rock – Hip-hop – New Orleans – West African – Afro/Caribbean, Afro/Brazilian and many other world rhythms.
Paradiddles as a inspirational tool to gain control of the drumset.
Rudiments as a tool to develop technique and reading skills.
Customized study plans.

Professional affiliations: Percussive Arts Society, East End Arts Council & Vic Firth Educational Team.

 

Rhythmology Drum School
c/o Claes Brondal
(347) 303 3206
cbrondal@gmail.com

 

Articles:

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits
New York Times

 

Rhythmic ability linked to language
By PERRI KLASS, M.D.