I find learning is most effective in an environment that encourages questioning and creativity. Every student has different interests. I strive to work with each student to find their voice on the instrument and how to best express it.

Lessons aim to lay a foundation of drumming technique, Emphasizing on how to best listen and interact with other musicians.

A typical lesson will include:

- Technique:rudiments and relaxation methods
- Reading:how to read and write
music/drum notation
- Improvisation

Below are some quotes from my students.

"Joe is great. He is patient and makes my son want the lessons to continue. My son gets extremely excited when he sees Joe. He not only has learned to play the drums, but he is gaining confidence in himself and is slowly learning to be more focused through Joe's mentoring. Great teacher!"
-Robert S.

"Joe, I just want to thank you so much for all the hard work and effort you put in with Kareem (reem) to help him accomplish what he need to learn in six weeks....Reem battles with ADHD and I just wanna say you did an excellent job."
-Kindra M.

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