Aaron Derington, owner of SmackDab!, has taught marimba & drums for over 7 years. He emphasizes jazz technique & musicality to provide a strong foundation that can be applied to other music genres.
Drum & Marimba lessons are
structured to help students:
practice & master sight-reading skills
improve limb independence & coordination on drums
master two & four mallet marimba techniques
learn snare drum rudiments
play consistent tempos with a solid rhythmic feel
gain experience playing multiple genres
understand the role of the percussionist
learn how to play within a group
Aaron uses method & instruction books by the following authors based on students' ages & skill level:
George Lawrence Stone
George Hamilton Green
Have questions? FAQs here or email Aaron.