Drumming & Percussion
Drum and Rhythm Basics Course – Numbers, Skins, Hands & Sounds
I started this class in 2012 and it has been going strong ever since. It is for all the people who would like to participate in drum circles but don’t really know what to do. Even if you never do another drum class in your life after this you will have a foundation that you can build upon for the rest of your life!
In just three classes, we will build a foundation based on rhythmical exercises, sounds, hand/stick techniques, and a beginning bit of practice. You will learn the percussion basics, which can be applied to any type of drum, so you will be able to play along in a drum circle or jam out with your friends. Learn more about this class by clicking here.
Basic Pattern Practice Class
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of and experience with drumming as presented in my Introduction to Drumming course.
In this course, we will practice and refine what you learned in Introduction to Drumming to further develop your percussion and drumming skills. Drumming takes practice. The good news is that even with this one hour a week you will quickly improve your skills and enjoy drumming more and more.
Besides working with drums, we will use stomping and clapping the beat while reciting different voices. This will make sure that we “grok” each rhythm on all levels: understand it, feel it and connect it to other rhythmical patterns. Then, rhythms will be applied to the drums and percussion instruments until each groove is fully present and felt by everybody.
“I really enjoyed the meetup and drumming with all of you! I hope to explore this further when my schedule allows. Daniel does a great job and his enthusiasm was contagious.” Sandra Merhar
“This is an awesome class, and I recommend it highly to anyone interested in exploring drumming. Daniel indeed has boundless enthusiasm and passion for drumming, and warmly welcomes new students to share in this joy. He paces the lessons beautifully for a newbie… starting off simply and building up bits of complexity as soon as the group is ready to level up He also understands the mysterious power of music and shares insights along the way. By the end of the evening, our group was making music together ~ simple yes, but intoxicating. To have come so far so fast, and to discover another path to creating joy in my life… just so exciting. I’m hoping to start Daniel’s next beginner-level class and to bring my sons. I know it will be amazing.” Bonnie C.
“Superb. I look forward to next week.” Anthony Floyd
“Much fun! I enjoyed meeting everyone! Richard
“I really enjoyed, and I will go back. Fabulous! Katia Rossomme
“Great energy, attitude, and atmosphere – enthusiasm unbounded.” Joan Baron
Tabla Classes – in-person and online
Tabla Classes Phoenix: Learn to play the Tabla in the bay area – deeply rooted in the north Indian classic system I teach how to play lighter rhythms for Kirtan, Bajans, and all you need to know to accompany any other instrument or voice in any style.
Daniel studied North Indian Tabla since 1981
His most important teachers: Sunit Kanjilal, Debu Chakraborty, Jatinder Thakur, Anindo Chatterjee
His main teacher is now Abhijit Banerjee, www.abhijitbanerjee.com
He has performed with various artists both in Europe and the US, playing north Indian classical, Bhajan and Kirtan devotional and light classical singing. He has also participated in various world music and jazz projects. Daniel moved from Vienna, Austria to Arizona in 1992 and is teaching Tabla for the last 15 years +. As of spring of 2019, he has about 15 weekly students.
No matter what your goals are, I will help you or your child to develop clarity of sound, a solid sense of time, and a good understanding of rhythmic cycles. We also will spend time on how to practice to help you develop your skills quickly while enjoying it.