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Drum and Percussion Lessons in Amsterdam (English and Spanish).

Drum and percussion classes with different methodologies depending on the student's objectives. From classes for those who start in the world of the drums to special classes of reinforcement for students who study music to a medium degree.

I offer classes at home where I will prepare the student to overcome his challenges and help him to achieve his dream of being a great musician. The students who decide to start playing will teach them from the most elementary (basic technique, musical reading, theory) to more advanced material such as musicality, learning different styles (jazz, rock, Samba, Funk, etc), improvisation, and much more.

Lessons offered in English and Spanish

Academic training:

-Currently studying at Conservatorium van Amsterdam
- Bachelor's Degree of Jazz at CSMIB (Spain)
- Superior Degree at Professional Conservatory of Music of Gijón
- Private lessons and masterclasses with world-class drummers as Jeff Prentice, Marc Miralta, Yoran Vroom, Jack Dejohnette, Jairo Ubiaño, Dani Dominguez, and many more

Extra information

In the introductory class, I will get to know the students and their ambitions. Then we will together set a group of goals and methodology.

The classes can be of 30 to 120 minutes.

Location

At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands

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General info

Skills:
Drums:
Improvisation, Jazz, Orchestral music
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, Spanish

About Me

I started playing drum at the age of 7 under the tutelage of master timpanist Jefferey Prentice. After finish my professional studies of classical percussion at the conservatory of Gijón I moved to study mechanical engineering, and later, the Bachelor of Jazz at the CSMIB.

This year I moved to the netherlands to study Drums and Electronic Music at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

As well as teaching, I produce and perform electronic music with my aliases Paul Wilbury and NAKANO BLU, reaching more than 1M plays on Spotify.
As a drummer I work as a session and live professional with more than 200 gigs in the last two years.

During the past five years I teached drums, combo classes and rhythm theory at thwo different schools; MesMusica and DosPuntDos, as well as private lessons.

Education

- Bachelor of Jazz at CSMIB
- Professional Degree at CPMG
- Private drum lessons and masterclasses by: Marc Miralta, Jack Dejohnette, Yoran Vroom, Jairo Ubiaño, Dani Dominguez, Haye Jellema, David Lopez and may more
- Electronic music production with Dennis Waakop Reijers, Vince Watson, Hans Weekhout and many more at Conservatorium van Amsterdam.

Experience / Qualifications

During the past five years I teached drums, combo classes and rhythm theory at thwo different schools; MesMusica and DosPuntDos, as well as private lessons.

Reviews (4)

Pablo is a great teacher! I have no previous experience, and he let me focus on feeling with the rhythm & music first and worry less about others, which is very beginner-friendly. If you also want to learn but haven't started yet, I highly recommend giving it a try with Pablo :))
Great individual to learn from!
Pablo is really a patient and mild teacher with high tech in playing drums.
Pablo is a great teacher! I began taking drum lessons again after a 8 year break from playing and Pablo has really helped me to get back my passion for drums while cleaning out some old bad habits. He has structured lessons which he tailors to my individual flaws and desires which is really appreciated. He's a down to earth guy, really easy to communicate (Fantastic English) with and organise lessons, even with last minute changes driven by my calendar. I really like his overall approach to drums, the tips and tricks I'm picking up from him are things you won't necessarily pick up by practising alone or reading a book/youtube etc. He focuses on reading music, different playing techniques and playing things which give you enjoyment. For someone who already plays drums and is looking to improve and have fun a long the way, I really couldn't recommend Pablo more!
Ableton Live, Logic or Cubase are the most used computer programs to create your own music today. From electronica, to house, techno, R&B, Hip-Hop, etc. Everything can be done easily with your personal computer if you know how. And that's how I will help you get the music you have in your head to the computer. I will teach you all the techniques that are necesary, like Mixing, Mastering, Synthesis, Audio manipulation as well as some of the most usefull software instruments to reach your goals. You don't need to have any experience to start the lessons, just your personal computer and motivation! As well as starting from zero, you can also learn advanced techniques like Mixing and Mastering, Integration of Acoustic Instruments into the DAW and Live Performing and DJ with Ableton Live. The topics that I will teach you are: -Basic DAW knowledge and editing. -Sequencing -Software Instruments -Sampling -Midi Control -Room Acoustics and Speakers -Mixing -Mastering -Analog Instruments -Vocal Recording and Mixing -Acoustic Recording -Integration of acoustic instruments with electronics Also I will be able to help you with diferent DAWs to find wich one better suits you.

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