Drum Lessons with Rob Garcia

I teach my students to play the music they like. I encourage self-expression and creativity as well as learning necessary skills to read and play music with other people. My teaching studio is equipped with 2 drum sets, piano (I often play piano with the student on drums), and a stereo system. I'm well versed in many popular and not so popular styles of music/drumming. (Rock, Pop, Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Latin, Brazilian, Swing, Dixieland, Drum n Bass, and more.) I mainly teach at my studio in Ditmas Park/Midwood, Brooklyn, but I could come to you. Contact me for more info.

Rob has been teaching drum students (from age 5 through adult) for over 20 years and has been a professional musician for 25 years. He has taught drums as well as jazz and percussion ensemble at the Berkeley-Carroll School, P.S. 184, P.S. 10, and The British International School of New York. He has done clinics in the U.S. and Europe, and has performed in over a hundred school assemblies in the tri-state area with organizations such as Arts Horizons and the Brooklyn Arts Council. Rob is also the founder and executive director of a Brooklyn-based non-profit organization called Connection Works (www.connectionworks.org), which brings jazz performance and education to the community in new ways. Rob has a Masters of Music from SUNY Purchase (2006).

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