The 2018 drum student roundup was a success!

Published: Sep 10, 2018  |   Category: Events


Thank you to all of the performers from our semi annual Drum Student Roundup! Each student showed great professionalism and artistry. I applaud your efforts and look forward to our next roundup! Sincerely, Jim  .....Read More


Self Scheduling through the website!

Published: Jun 13, 2018  |   Category: Using the website or app


Just a quick "how to" on self scheduling! If you've not done it already you can manage,schedule or reschedule lessons through the website. When you logon, the website dashboard displays a list of upcoming events. In addition to your upcoming lessons you will see a list of "open lesson slots". If you prefer click on the calendar to view all of the events in calendar view. All of the boxes in yellow that are titled Open Lesson Slot are clickable......Read More


Never too old to start!

Published: May 28, 2018  |   Category: Uncategorized


You’re never too old, busy or rusty to make music  Amy Nathan.....Read More


New payment policy starting in February.

Published: Jan 26, 2016  |   Category: Studio Policies


     You may have seen my email about the change to billing policy that will be effective February 1st, 2016. The change has become necessary as my practice gets busier. If you compare any other instruction programs including dance, martial arts, crafts, and swimming,to name a few, the business model is the same. You pay a monthly fee for access to a set number of sessions. My time is valuable and with an increase in last minute cancellations and in some cases chronic cancell.....Read More


Listen, Listen. Listen.....

Published: Oct 12, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


Take time to listen to music, and not just Z100, listen to different types of music. There is so much available to us through youtube, spotify pandora and iTunes. Listen to music from other countries and cultures. I listen to many types of music including but not limited to, rock jazz, funk, blues, country, classical, metal, Brazilian, punk, folk, bluegrass and celtic music.....etc.... Expand your mind and develop your ear! Jim.....Read More


Practice Log

Published: Oct 1, 2015  |   Category: Uncategorized


Please try to fill out the practice log to track your practice time. It is a great way to get a visual representation of the work you put into to playing. It also gives me an idea of how you practice. In the notes field put down what you did in your practice time! I can then comment back to you! Remember you get out of the instrument what you put in! - Jim.....Read More


Practice regularly for best results!

Published: Aug 27, 2015  |   Category: Practice Tips


I always say it's not as much about the quantity of time you practice but the quality of the time spent. A person who practices 20 minutes a day of actual practicing will make better progress than some who practices for 2 hours but only once a week. Daily practicing trains your hands and feet through muscle memory and consistent use of your most important assets. Use the practice chart in this website to track your practice sessions, I know you will see results! Jim.....Read More