HOW IT WORKS

          Mickey's goal as a teacher is to equip the student with the technical skills, personal motivation, and creative tools to discover and develop their own voice on the instrument. She guides students towards reaching their own musical goals while also helping to influence, inspire, and expose students to new ideas, techniques, and styles. Students learn all the technical skills they need to express themselves on the instrument by developing a strong practice routine, setting goals, and applying skills creatively by playing along with songs, creating their own ideas based on examples, and "jamming" in lessons.

 

SOME OF WHAT MICKEY FOCUSES ON IN PRIVATE DRUM LESSONS:

·      Learning and Memorizing Songs
·      Stick Technique
·      Beats and Fills
·      4-Way Coordination and Independence
·      Rudiments (essential vocabulary)
·      Reading Notation and Charts
·      Posture and Breathing
·      Improvisation / "Jamming"
·      Developing a unique voice on the instrument
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Soloing concepts
·      Playing to a click
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Transcribing / Ear Training
·      Gear / Set-Up
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      Musicianship / Playing in a band

Mickey is an attentive, caring teacher and is open to teaching students of all ages, skill levels, learning styles, and areas of interest. She is experienced with kids as young as 4 years old and adults between the ages of 18 – 70 years old.