Drum Lessons for School Age Children, Teens, and Young Adults (East Bay)
My name is Josh Schmidt, and I am a recent graduate of San Francisco State University. I majored in Music, with an emphasis in jazz, and have been playing drums professionally in the bay area for the past ten years. My background consists of rock, funk, reggae, salsa, cumbia, and jazz.
While playing music, I have also worked extensively in after school programs, and am currently working in a classroom for kids with autism, ADD and ADHD. This has afforded me the knowledge to develop a system of effectively teaching young students, sometimes as young as 4 years of age. There are several keys to teaching children music: patience, exciting visual aids, engaging games, and always keeping it fun and challenging.
I do have students at the moment in their teens, so I am not just a teacher for young children.
Right now, I mainly teach in Oakland because that's where most of my students are based. However, I am willing to travel.
If you are interested in having your child take drum lessons, or are curious, please let me know. The first lesson is free! Thank you for taking the time to read this, and I hope to hear from you.
- do NOT contact me with unsolicited services or offers