Lessons Now Available. (Usually within 10 to 15
miles of Crystal Lake 60014.)
The Best Drum Lessons available.
MOBILE LESSONS ALSO AVAILABLE.
Drum Set & or Rudimental
Snare. (Fundamentals a must).
Six days a week with open times
available, and flexibility to fit your schedule.
10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m.
Bi-weekly and monthly options
Lessons are for Beginners,
Intermediate, and Advanced Drummers.
Steve teaches the following styles:
Rock (Classic and Hard)
Some of the things that will be
covered, and to remember:
The Brick Wall Theory – This is
when the drummer can't improve. He or She is
playing the same beats and fills, and would like to learn new ones
Learning to read Drum Music and
counting are very important in the learning of
Rudiments and Set Playing.
There are two different ways of
holding drum sticks: Traditional (Standard) or Snare
Drum grip; or Matched (Rock grip) or Tenor grip.
One of the most important things a
Drummer can learn is to listen, whether it's with a
duo, or a 30-piece percussion section.
Accents (play louder, stick twice
as high as a regular stroke) are the key in putting feel
to music or playing rudiments correctly.
Keep palms down when playing on
one surface or practicing your rudiments with the
Keep all fingers wrapped around
stick, not tight, not loose, but firm, especially when
beginning to learn to play drums.
When playing Traditional Grip,
keep left hand palm up, as if you had a coin in the
center, and you don't want it to drop out.
Ninety (90)% of the time, one of
these 3 things will be the reason why you are not
playing an exercise or beat correctly:
• Slow down! You're playing too fast.
• Counting out loud. If you count in your head, you'll fool
• Playing all accents, especially when learning Drum Rudiments or
Play in the center of the
drum head or pad, with the tips of the sticks as close to each
other as possible, at a 45 degree
Make sure you learn ALL the
Rudiments you can. Just watch Steve Gadd, Steve
Smith etc. etc. Knowledge is power, & power with out control
*Remember, the sticks must come
straight up and down. When learning the double stroke
roll, remember the second beat on each hand has an accent on it
when playing slowly. As
you speed it up or get faster the accent will naturally disappear.
In other words, the faster
you play it, the more the accent is going to even out your roll.