Teaching

leoyucht

Member
Hello All,

I am going to, soon, start giving lessons to a the son of a family friend. I haven't really given private lessons before, a few here and there, as I am 17. This kid has never played drums in his life but apparently has some background on piano and music theory. I will probably run him through 'Stick Control' but am not sure what else I should do.

He got a drum set for christmas, so I will try to help him with drum set stuff too.

Any help?

Thanks,
Leo
 

mmulcahy1

Platinum Member
Coordination drills might be a good place to start. After that teach him a basic 4/4 money beat... This will take him down a lot of paths.
 

jeffwj

Platinum Member
Here are some good threads that have been discussed on this forum regarding teaching. Some threads discuss the topic of someone younger giving lessons, though from listening to your recordings you sound more musically mature than most 17 year olds.


Drumset Pedagogy
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=62522&highlight=curriculum


How do you teach drums?
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98021&highlight=curriculum


What do I teach him next?
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59911&highlight=curriculum



Good Books for Drummers new to teaching
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=52530&highlight=curriculum


Giving Drum Lessons
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=38314&highlight=teach+lessons



Should I keep my drum teaching job?

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78839&highlight=teach+lessons


Teen Giving Lessons
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53029&highlight=teach+lessons


How to get your name in the instructor world
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=41687&highlight=teach+lessons


Teaching Drums
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=54848&highlight=teach+lessons


What do I teach him next?
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=59911&highlight=teach+lessons


To give or not to give?
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=78856&highlight=teach+lessons


Teaching the drums to a young 'un

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=68989&highlight=teach+lessons


Uh oh...i'm becomming a teacher
http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=44819&highlight=teach+lessons


Teachers. The good the bad and the ugly.

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36232&highlight=phil+maturano+lessons


Qualifications to become a drum teacher

http://www.drummerworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=85784&highlight=teaching

Jeff
 
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jeffwj

Platinum Member
That's also a key thing that I am worried with. To be honest, I had pretty poor technique until last summer - a match grip that didn't really match. Any techniques on teaching technique?
Well, first you would want to be comfortable with technique yourself. Work on these conceptas and gradually let them filter into your teaching.

Start off with these:

Stick Control by George Lawrence Stone

Master Studies by Joe Morello

The Level System by ?

And the Joe Morello DVD's are great

Natural Approach to Technique

Natural Drumming 1-2

Natural Drumming 3-4

Natural Drumming 5-6


Jeff
 
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