Thursdays 6:30 - 8 pm PT 4/6 - 6/1 (9 weeks)
|Department||Drums and Percussion|
This course is perfect for those interested in learning the fundamentals of playing the drum set. Through hands-on instruction, practice exercises, and playing along to tracks in a range of styles, students will learn the basic techniques and concepts of drumming.
Topics covered include:
•Setting up and tuning drums
•How to hold your drum sticks
•Rhythm and timing
•Simple beats, fills, and grooves
•An introduction to basic rudiments
•Considerations for playing with a band
Students will play in class each week. By the end of the course, students will have a solid foundation in drumming, and the ability to play basic drum beats and grooves with confidence.
About Sheldon Alexander
Sheldon Alexander is a versatile professional drummer based in Oakland, California, with over a dozen years of experience in various music genres, including jazz, rock, funk, R&B, and pop. He has performed at numerous venues across the Bay Area, establishing himself as a sought-after musician known for his unique and engaging performances that keep the audience entertained. Sheldon’s exceptional drumming skills, coupled with his ability to read and anticipate his fellow musicians’ moves, make him a valuable addition to any musical project or performance. He has collaborated with a diverse range of talented musicians, enhancing their live performances and recording sessions. Sheldon’s passion for music and commitment to excellence is evident in every note he plays, making him a valuable asset to any musical situation.