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My Approach To One-On-One Lessons


I believe anyone can learn to be rhythmic and play drums in one form or another. For drum set, I provide a balanced approach of understanding technique and groove, with emphasis on playing by ear and feeling the beat. I use a mixture of book material and playing along to music, and work together with each student to develop their skill, style, and confidence.

I also teach hand drumming technique, usually on a djembe or similar type of drum. On your own, hand drumming can be meditative and healing, providing a path towards stress and anxiety relief. Hand drumming is a core part of music and rhythm therapy for all ages and stages, and I have experience working with adults with disabilities, adults in elder  care, as well as young children with attention concerns and/or on the autism spectrum. Don't be a zombie, tap into your inner drummer today!

In Person Lessons

 

I teach drum set and hand drum lessons in Durham Region and the surrounding area, as well as online video lessons.
 

For more information like cost and availability/schedule please email dan@drdrumming.com, or call 905-449-6309.

Online Lessons

 

Online lessons are available through various video options including Zoom, Whatsapp, and Facetime. For more info about cost and scheduling please email dan@drdrumming.com

Djembe and Conga Lessons

 

In the last few years I have delved into hand drumming, specifically with Afro-Cuban congas and African djembe. I am now able to offer lessons on both, including traditional and popular Afro-Cuban rhythms for Conga.