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Drum and rhythm lessons (Karnatic techniques) with qualified and experienced drum teacher - all styles, all levels

I'm Aurel, French Amsterdam-based drummer. In addition to my jazz drums bachelor's and master's degrees from the conservatory of Amsterdam (CvA), that included a thorough pedagocical training and a specialization in Indian Karnatic techniques, I benefit from four years of experience as an employed drum teacher in two French associative music schools (Ecole de musique de Nangis and Conservatoire des Deux Rives, Moret-sur-Loing).

Although currently specialized in Jazz music, I have studied many esthetics, and Pop and Rock musics in particular are part of my background (I played in several pop-rock bands). Therefore I am able to teach a broad panel of music styles. I also have many drum methods and charts at my disposal.

I always adapt to the student's tastes and learning profile. I will use charts and methods for those who need visual support to assimilate the skills, or teach "by ear" and by demonstrating to the ones who feel more comfortable this way. I also play electric guitar and can jam with my students, which is a great tool for developping band playing skills, or simply to have a good time.

For those eager to make significant progress, I offer consistent and serious monitoring, with practice recommendations. I can for instance prepare a student for an audition or an entrance exam in a conservatory. If you're willing to improve your understanding of rhythm in general, you can also benefit from my knowledge of Indian Karnatic rhythm concepts, one of the most complete traditional approach to rhythm. Students who simply want to learn at their pace, to have fun and unwind, are definitely welcome too!

I am also an active musician, both on the Dutch and the French scene.

Looking forward to meet you and to pass on my know-how to you!

Extra information

I have a drumkit at my place and cymbals. I can offer sticks that I don't use anymore, but it's always better to buy your own pair!

Location

At teacher's location: Leo Hornstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Age:
Preschool children (4-6 years old)
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Teenagers (13-17 years old)
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Student level:
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Duration:
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The class is taught in:English, French

About Me

I come from a small village, in the middle of French countryside. Fascinated by an old drumkit gathering dust in my uncle's house, and nourished by my parent's record and vinyl collection, I ended up taking drum and solfege lessons in the local music school. Coming from a non-professional musician family, I had to work my way up to enter the music middle, undertaking a journey that led me to live in Paris, Bruxelles, Philadelphia (US) and eventually Amsterdam.

As a result, I can remember every step of my musical development very well. I moreover take advantage of this peculiarity in my pedagogy, either to clearly explain the subjects I intend to teach, or to precisely figure out the strengths, weaknesses and needs of a student. This ability was strengthened by a four-year experience as a teacher in associative music schools, with very diverse students ranging from five to forty years old.

Education

2008: Baccalauréat (French secondary studies diploma), Cum Laude

2008 - 2012 : Studies at the American School of Modern Music (nowadays IMEP), Paris, France. Lessons with Peter Giron (Rhoda Scott), Rick Margitza (Miles Davis)

2009 - 2011: Ecole de Batterie Emmanuel Boursault (French drum school), higher diploma, first prize

2015 - 2019: Bachelor's degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam

2017: Student exchange with Boyer College of Music, part of Temple University in Philadelphia, USA
Lessons with Rodney Green (Mulgrew Miller)

2019 - 2021: Master's degree at the Conservatory of Amsterdam
Lessons with Martijn Vink (The Ploctones, Anouk, Bojan Z), Yoran Vroom (Cory Henry)

Experience / Qualifications

2009 - 2011: Salaried drum teacher at Ecole de musique de l'harmonie de Nangis (Nangis, France)
2012 - 2014: Salaried drum teacher at Conservatoire des Deux Rives (Moret-sur-Loing, France)

2012 - 2013: Drummer for singer-songwriter Pristine Grey

Since 2017: Tours and concerts in France and the Netherlands with my own trio and the band Chai Masters

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