Styles change, but the building blocks of music are forever.
No matter where you're headed creatively, as a drummer you need a solid technical foundation, a knowledge of how music actually works, and an understanding of your role in it. Our mission is to give you those tools.
Our very own Ryan Brown (CEO, creative director, webmaster, writer of third person bios) knows what it takes. He's spent the last 20 years playing drums in all sorts of situations, and the last decade refining his approach to drum education. From early days in awe of his uncle's drum kit, through time as a school band geek, teenage punk rocker, certified jazz drummer (BAMus, StFX, 2005), touring/recording musician with his indie-pop band Glory Glory, and current life as a Halifax scenester, member of shoegaze outfit Valerie and session player for all kinds of artists (from folk to hip-hop to progressive metal), he's got the education and experience to know what works and what doesn't. (Pro tip: lessons are best when they're fun and you're playing music you actually like). He's worked with individuals and groups, teaching up to 50 lessons a week, on his own and at places like Long & McQuade, InterAction School for the Performing Arts and Neptune Theatre.
Maybe it's a single session, maybe a month. Maybe a lesson every week until one of us croaks. We'll focus on your unique goals. Books and videos are great, but everyone's different; only you know why you got into music and where you're headed. We'll show you which 3 pages you need and how to steal licks like a pro. This is not a cookie-cutter thing. You're not a cookie. We eat cookies for breakfast.
note: additional $5 mileage fee will apply to in-home lessons.