San Francisco Drum Lessons - Tension Free Drumming! (sunset / parkside)

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David Dieni's SF Drum School

*** Also Offering Online Zoom Lessons ***

Unlock Your Potential, Accelerate Your Playing with
the Power, Speed and Control of Natural Drumming!

Are you an experienced drummer hitting the wall?
Enduring discomfort or pain because of bad habits?
Maybe your child is a budding drummer- with pots and pans!
Or you've long nurtured a dream. . .

Whatever your experience or situation, I can help!

At SF Drum School I teach students of all ages and backgrounds: children to adults, beginners to advanced.

I have 25 years professional experience encompassing rock, classical, theater, jazz and everything in-between. I've served as Percussion instructor at the San Francisco School of the Arts (SOTA) for 5 years. I'm endorsed by Vic Firth and Sabian.

Teaching for me is sharing my love of drums with my students. With that in mind, I strive to make learning fun
and full of excitement and discovery! I encourage questions and making mistakes as you learn. Why?
Because playing an instrument is one of the most rewarding experiences you'll ever have!

Whatever your interest-

Drum Set, Marimba, Snare Drum, Timpani or all the Classical Percussion,
I offer lessons tailored to you or your child's specific needs. If your child is interested in auditioning for SOTA- I can help. That's my speciality!

My Education:

San Francisco Conservatory, Masters in Percussion
Oberlin Conservatory, Bachelor of Music


Dom Famularo: Expert of the Stone-Moeller-Gladstone Systems of Drumming
Jack Van Geem: Principal Percussionist, San Francisco Symphony
Mike Rosen: Oberlin Conservatory
Alan Dawson: Master Jazz Drummer
Fred Hinger: Timpanist, Philadelphia Orchestra & Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

My performance experience is diverse and includes:

California Pops Orchestra, Golden Gate Park Band
The SpeakEasy, Woodminster Musical Theatre
Pied Piper Players, Contra Costa Musical Theatre
Marin Theatre Company, Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Skywalker Sound, City College SF (theater dept.)
Sacramento Philharmonic, Stockton Symphony
Berkshire Choral Festival, Springfield Symphony (MA)
Pavarotti World Tour Orchestra, Mendocino Music Festival

Author of Drumming In All Directions on Hal Leonard (print) and Hudson Music (digital)

I'm included in the Dom Famularo/Modern Drummer Recommended Teachers List:

The drums are an instrument independent of style- there's a foundational technique regardless of the music you play. This technique is best exemplified by the Stone-Moeller system, a tension free way to play based on natural motions. The result? Speed, power, control and a lifetime of drumming enjoyment!

Some of the things we'll cover:

Developing a loose grip and stable fulcrum
Using natural stick rebound to achieve effortless playing
Understanding the five hinges of drumming and how to use them
Freestroke Technique- the secret to relaxed control and speed
Moeller Technique- the key to power and blazing speed
Open hand playing- greater freedom with no more crossed arms
Coordinating the limbs into a relaxed, balanced whole
Reading music without sacrificing a relaxed approach to playing
Developing good time
Learning songs from your favorite bands
Balancing everything in a seamless whole whether it's a drum set groove or Bach on marimba.

You need only a pair of sticks and a practice pad to get started.
Once you own the fundamentals, you'll have the ability to venture into any musical style you desire!

I offer reasonable rates for 60, 45 or 30 minute lessons.
And did I say I do my best to make it all fun?

Yelp Reviews: www.yelp.com/biz/david-dienis-the-sf-drum-school-san-francisco

"David is a fantastic teacher - I worked with him on my freestroke for a number of weeks and was impressed with him as an educator, a player, and just an all around awesome and funny guy." -Andrew W

Contact David at the SF Drum School: 415-867-1724
For more info: www.sfdrumschool.com

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