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I offer lessons in:

  • Conga
  • Jazz Drums
  • Rock Drums
  • Funk Drums
  • R&B Drums
  • Rudimental Drums
  • Latin Percussion
     
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    Brian FordOffering private lessons in
    Kenosha, Wisconsin
    About MeContact Me
    Introduction
    As a professional drummer, I have been playing and recording in the Milwaukee area for the past 30 years. I specialize in drum set and Latin Percussion and am currently laying with a variety of musical groups including Milwaukee Jazz Band OPUS, the Brent Mitchell Trio, The Tom Source Group, The Tom Anthony Band, and Ford-Arecco-Beaumcamino. In addition to performing, I am an experienced percussion teacher having developed and published a series of instructional drum set method books which are available for purchase. Private instructional lessons are given through local area schools and Pacetti's Maestro of Music Store in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

    My Teaching Background
    Teaching students to play percussion has been an integral part of my professional music career for the past thirty years. My training had its beginnings in private drum lesson which I began at age eight. After progressing through the school band programs, I went on to study as a music major at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Following my college years, I spent two years on the road playing with various groups in different genres of music. I eventually settled back in the Milwaukee area where I have spent the last twenty years performing, recording, an teaching.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    Taking private lessons will help any student perform at a higher level in their school band programs. But most importantly, even if a student decides not to pursue a career in music, studying throughout their middle and high school years will develop self-discipline, foster the ability to set and achieve goals, and most importantly, will help to develop the ability to work and interact with peers in a creative environment.

    Throughout my teaching career, I have developed a curriculum which includes numerous drum set books covering rock, jazz, and Latin styles. What makes my curriculum unique is it represents a teaching method where students systematically develop drum set independence applicable to different styles of music. This curriculum has been instrumental in helping my students to achieve a level of post-high school musical success that includes being accepted into top music colleges such as North Texas State and Northern Illinois Universities.

    Rates And Availability
    My studio is located at Pacetti's Maestro of Music Store in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Lesson rates are $20 per half-hour, or $80 monthly. Flexible scheduling and payment plans are available to accommodate busy schedules. Please visit my website to learn more. http://www.brianforddrums.com