Progressive Music Center®’s drum teachers are not only in demand performers but the most sought after instructors. Dexter Horton has been teaching at Progressive for over 15 years and Charles Barchuk has been with us for 11+ years. Our drum team also consists of Barrett Certoma, Alan Lydiard, and Patrick Carlton, all extremely talented performers and teachers with years of teaching credentials between them. Our drum teachers have a combined 63 years of performance and teaching experience under their belts and are constantly working to stay on top of the latest trends and techniques applied in today’s music styles and performance scenarios.
Our drum lessons are taught weekly on a private, one-on-one basis with one of our professional instructors in thirty-minute or one-hour lessons. We don’t believe in a one size fits all approach so our lessons are tailored to the individual student. We can cover everything from jazz to rock to gospel and R&B drumming. Lessons are offered year around and there is never an audition requirement or any preliminary study needed to take lessons at Progressive Music Center®.
In aiding to achieve each student’s goals, lessons are taught from various internationally renowned texts’ plus our own studio method books. We employee play alongs for focus courses in bass guitar/drum set rhythm section studies and encourage participation in our Rock Academy program to teach real world performance details with other musicians. We also utilize two complete drum sets in every teaching room and many of our teachers employ the latest in technology so we can record and email lesson materials to students.
Along with each lesson topic weekly practice material is given for take home studies. This material coincides with each lesson and serves as building blocks to the next stage in further understanding, knowledge and practice in building new skills. We can solve your musical challenges and guarantee results as we have confidence that students will realize improved performance levels in their playing abilities from studying at Progressive Music Center®.
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919.787.1688 – Raleigh
919.453.1688 – Wake Forest