Greetings from the Farmer …
We don’t want to get too serious here, but it’s a serious business, playing Drums. It boils down to bashing things for a living, which sounds easy and a lot of fun. It is!
Importantly, you have to be able to bash in time. You also have to bash with all your limbs simultaneously if you’re going to make a lot of noise… And it’s best to bash at a different speed with each limb if things are going to sound interesting. Tricky.
Those who Steve teaches have a great time getting this all together.
I want to give my students the understanding that although drumming should ultimately be FUN, there is a serious side. With 20 years of experience in the Studio and Theatre, I can pass on the disciplines needed to become a competent and successful drummer to any level the student chooses.
I teach everything from rudiments and basic time keeping, creativity and orchestration, through to complex patterns,odd time signatures, music notation and sight reading for the drummers who wish to take the journey into the world of theatre and cabaret.
We work at the student’s pace, so that we don’t get ahead of ourselves, which could lead to frustration. Playing drums live and driving a band with your powerful new-found rhythms is one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have.
It’s not all about who’s the best, who’s the fastest, who has the best chops (I don’t mean pork). It’s about reliability, solid time keeping, and HAVING FUN ON YOUR DRUMMING JOURNEY!