During this time of social distancing, Umpqua Valley Drum lessons is offering drum lessons through Skype and Zoom and in studio with mask. First lesson is Free! Call Now
Jeanette's primary instrument is the drumset. Her approach to teaching the drumset is, to help the student find their own musical voice. She feels strongly that the student learns how to play the music that they want to play on the drumset. Her approach to this is simple. She works with recordings of songs that her students would like to learn to play by transcribing the drum part off of the recording, breaking it down into sections that become exercises for the drumset. In this way not only is the student learning to play the drumset but is also learning the mechanics of the drumset itself.
Snare Drum Lessons
The snare drum is one of the main components of many percussion set ups, especially the drumset. Any percussionist and or drumset player who is serious about being a drummer and or percussionist will have to develop their abilities on snare drum. Jeanette's approach to teaching the snare drum is to give her students an in depth understanding of the drum rudiments, both basic and advanced. She also focuses on hand technique that she learned from Richard Wilson who is known for the "Wilson Grip" that was written up in Modern Drummer magazine.
Percussion as defined by percussionist John Bergamo is "anything that can be hit, within reason." In other words, it is a big word that encompasses a lot of instruments. Currently, Jeanette is teaching beginning to intermediate lessons on various percussion instruments including, kanjira, udu drum, bongos, conga, various frame drums and shakers.
We are now offering teen & adult lessons on Skype so you can now have a lesson in the comfort of your own home. You will need a computer that has a camera and a microphone. Most computers these days come equipped with a microphone and camera built in. If not, you can externally hook up a microphone and camera to most computers. You will also need to download Skype which is FREE! Contact us and we'll walk you through the set up.
"Jeanette has raised me as a drummer and made me the musician I am today...through her amazing knowledge, patience, and stories of her drumming career, she has inspired me to invest a large amount of my life into learning the art of drums."
~ Austin Arthur
~ Austin Arthur