EDUCATION

About Me

I have been sharing my passion for drumming by teaching young adults and older who are excited to learn this dynamic instrument, from zero experience to advanced levels.

In 2003, I graduated from the Vienna Conservatory in Austria. Since then I have been teaching drums for over 17 years, privately in Vienna, AT and later in my own teaching studio in Philadelphia, PA. Also, I was an instructor at the Vienna International School (2004-2006), at Chuck James’ Music School on Oahu and published the book PLAY AS YOU ARE: A Collection Of Essays – Picking A Drummer’s Mind in 2015.

My Teaching Philosophy

Any drum student has the ability to succeed – either on a personal level, a professional level, or both. It is my job as their teacher to set the expectations very high; higher than the student may think they can achieve at first. Whether or not the student actually achieves the expectation at face value is not the point. The journey to reach those heights is how the student truly discovers the instrument and their potential.

While I teach specific drumming techniques and methods, I focus on helping each student develop their skills so that they can, at one point, help themselves.


I tailor each lesson to support the student in becoming the best player he or she can be, and offer concepts to help in the drummer’s musical journey, and to overcome any roadblocks along the way. I believe in building strong fundamentals through specific exercises and learning to play (along to) songs. Into each lesson is infused the passion and experience of years of teaching, performing, living & breathing drums.

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I am available for private lessons at your location on Oahu, at WestOne Studio in Kakaako (Mo-Fri,  3.30pm-6pm. Saturday, 9am-12pm) or via Skype/Facetime (for advanced players).

Pricing

Online Classes/In Home Lessons (Honolulu area)

  • $ 30 for a 30 min
  • $ 40 for a 40 min

Lessons at West One Studio in Kakaako, Honolulu

  • $ 40 for a 30 min lesson at West One Studio in Kakaako
  • $ 60 for a 1 hour lesson at West One Studio in Kakaako

If you really want to study with me but can’t afford it, email me here and let’s try to make it work anyway.

I accept Cash or PayPal.

 

For booking information, lessons, or any other music related inquiries, enter the necessary information into the form and clearly specify the nature of the message in the subject line, i.e., BOOKING INFO, PRODUCTION SERVICES, DRUM LESSONS, etc.

Cancellation Policy

Please let me know asap in case you can’t make a lesson/have to reschedule. If you cancel less than 24 hrs before the scheduled lesson, you’ll have to pay half the lesson fee. No-shows will be charged the full lesson price.

 

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