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Programs Tailored to Your Interests  

  Individual Programs   

Every drum student has individual tastes, skills, needs and expectations.

It is essential that this individuality is addressed in creating appropriate programs.

Equally important is the need to monitor progress and implement changes as required.

jbdrumming develops an individual program for every student

  The Basics   

We all need to know the basics:

Stick control - kit rhythms - drum notation.

Lessons need to develop these essential skills within an atmosphere of creativity.

jbdrumming covers the basics and so much more

  All Styles   

The drummer's horizon is expansive.

Jazz, funk, world and a huge range of pop and rock styles form the modern drummer's palette.

Technology has necessitated a willingness and ability to work with click tracks and other forms of electronica.

jbdrumming equips students with the skills to perform all styles of music

Drum Lessons

 

John has been awarded a Bachelor of Music Education and designs drum lesson programs for beginners through to experienced drummers of all ages.

Lessons are generally taught in 10-week terms, roughly equivalent to school terms. Cost is $350 per term ($35 per half hour lesson).

'Holiday' programs are also available.

Variations of the above are negotiable.

Composition Lessons

 

John has earned the status of Writer Full Member  with the Australian Performing Right Association, composing in a range of styles.

Smaller works include pieces for jazz, blues, rock and pop bands.

His larger works include scores for musicals and the soundtrack to a documentary aired on the 7 Network.

Terms for composition lessons are negotiable.

Arrangement Lessons

 

John has been elected as Arranger  to the Music Arrangers' Guild of Australia.

Music arrangement is an art that enables musicians to redesign music to suit specific ensembles or to change the style of a work.

John has arranged music for choral groups, big bands, string ensembles and orchestras.

Terms for arrangement lessons are negotiable.