My teaching method includes:
Reading all levels in both snare drum and full drum set
Focused snare drum and sticking technique
Focused drum set and “feet techniques”
How to “groove”
Fills, posture and relaxation techniques for greater speed and endurance
One hour lessons include learning to “groove” with a bass player (via accompaniment on the Chapman stick) Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are welcome and all styles are covered - rock, jazz, funk, swing, reggae, fusion, ska and more – just ask!
Professional experience includes drumming with The Square Roots, The Road Hogs, The Room Shakers and many others.
Bettencourt Drumming Lesson Cancellation Policy My schedule is very full, with almost no available time slots. Students must sign up for a full month of lessons each month. Lesson schedules are fixed at the beginning of each month. Vacations and holidays or other known days should be scheduled in advance as far as possible, but no later than the beginning of the month they will occur in. Students who miss more than 3 weeks of lessons in a row release their time slot to other students. I will try to hold the time slot, but cannot guarantee it. Payment is due in advance each month at the first lesson of each month. Missed lessons with less than 24-hour notice will not be refunded or rescheduled. Missed lessons with at least 24-hour notice will be rescheduled at the first available time slot that works for both teacher and student. Thank you for understanding the importance of this policy to my business.
3 books will be assigned after the first class
See class overview above
To establish proper technique, basic counting, and basic notation,