Expect to study all aspects of music - technique, sight reading, stick control, improvising, proper ways to practice, writing drum parts, tuning, recording, advice on playing with bands, the music business, drum and music terminology, learning your favorite songs and more. Genres taught include Rock, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Blues, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Afrobeat, Hip Hop, Punk, Fusion, Electronic music and more. PDF files of drum notation and mp3s are included with each lesson so you can see and hear exactly what it is that you are working on and learn more efficiently.
About the teacher:
Craig Babineau is a professional drummer who currently plays in the band Skydyed (formerly Euforquestra, Post Paradise & many more). Craig has twenty-five years of experience behind the kit and has played hundreds of shows from coast to coast in the United States. He has had the privilege of sharing the stage with members of The Dave Matthews Band, The String Cheese Incident, Thievery Corporation, The Derek Trucks Band, Snarky Puppy, The New Mastersounds, The Trey Anastasio Band, The Motet, John Brown's Body, Keller Willams, EOTO, Nightmares on Wax and many more. Some of Craig's past students have gone on to play in professional bands, study at schools like Musician's Institute and Berklee College of Music, and some even became drum instructors themselves.
Craig has taught at The Academy of Guitar, Bass and Drums Performance School (5 years), Loveland Music Academy (1 year), T.R. Paul Academy (1 year) and at Music Go Round for 3 years and counting.
***Lessons are currently available on Mondays at Music Go Round (2925 S College Ave) and there are only a few more available slots. Contact Craig to find out what's available and secure your spot now!
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