Everyone is a rhythmic person--from the steady beat of your heart to the impact of your feet while you walk. Join Chris Teal for an interactive course that can get you drumming in a weekend, no matter your age or experience. This course is great for first-time musicians and musicians looking to gain a foundation on another instrument (while having fun!) No music reading, just learning by listening, watching, and most of all--joining in and making music.
In this course you'll learn:
- How to coordinate your hands and feet while walking and patting to develop large-muscle awareness away from the drum set
- Posture, drum setup, and grip
- How to use your feet at the drum set
- Drum beats and fills in duple and triple meter
- How to play drum beats and fills in phrases that relate to songs you know (not just counting)
This course material is taken from Chris's years of experience teaching beginners--he actually uses this tested method with his students! Join today (before 6/25/17) and receive a bonus coaching session where Chris will send you personalized video feedback to aid your progress. The price will go up after this introductory period, take advantage now!
A graduate of the Eastman School of Music (MM ’09) and Whitworth University (BA ‘05), drummer Chris Teal is the co-Director of the Institute for Creative Music and a recent transplant to Fayetteville, Arkansas from Rochester, New York. As one of the most in-demand drummers in the upstate, NY, Chris has performed with the IfCM Collective, Dave Rivello Ensemble, the Mighty High and Dry, John Nyerges Trio, and Silver Arrow Band, and has released two albums with the band Quintopus on ears&eyes Records. Chris currently performs in Northwest Arkansas as a member of the Jake Hertzog Trio.
In addition to his active career as a performer, Teal strives to build new opportunities for students to experience the arts by teaching improvisation, aural learning, and student leadership through the Institute for Creative Music.
Along with other Teaching Artists from the Institute for Creative Music, Teal has presented workshops and performances throughout the United States, and was recently a featured presenter at the 2015 TEDxFlourCity conference. Raised in Spokane, WA, Chris maintains a teaching studio and directs the Youth and Adult jazz workshops through the University of Arkansas Community Music School in Fayetteville.