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I have experience and proven systems in place to ensure efficient progress. I also know how to make the learning process fun.
I specialize in drum set education from A to Z. I cater to beginners and professionals alike. All ages are welcome.
The main product is The Progressive Drummer Series. It is my 8 book publication of drum set method studies.
|Frederick, MD 21701|
|Contact Gary Rosensweig|
|Gary Rosensweig accepts cash and checks|
I have undergraduate and graduate degrees in music and ethnomusicology. I also have been a member of The Drummers Collective in NYC.
Experiences, educational background, availability and policies
Will the lessons be on pads or real drums?
I began lessons in 1st grade. I saw the high school marching band and knew I wanted to be a drummer...no questions about it.
It is an amazing job. To watch students grow is tremendously rewarding. I also love to share what I know about drumming.
I am a die-hard soccer fan...Liverpool is my team. I also love to build custom furniture. It is great therapy.
10-15 projects on average. At least one per month. Hopefully, this year it will double or triple.
The biggest project from last year was the website...it continues to be a main focus.
You need to know music inside and out. There are no short cuts. You also need to know how to teach. It's not just sharing information. It's motivating the student to want to learn. That is an art.
Just setting up shop and teaching. There are no barriers to entry. Anyone can say they teach music. Therefore it is the onus of the student to seek out the right teacher. Do your homework before choosing a teacher. Get references, check credentials, look at the studio, take a trial lesson or two before going all in.
How long does it take to learn drums. My response is...you can get up and running in the first lesson or two. The basics are not too hard...mastering an instrument takes a lifetime, however. My advice is to be patient and enjoy the ride.
I can get students to new skill levels extremely efficiently. My systems are time-honored and proven. This will help students save a great deal of lesson money in the long term.
My teaching program continues to get better with more services offered, like classes, recitals, and clinincs.
Constant support through phone calls and emails, I help them locate bands, I chart out music for them, and all of my drum books are free for students.
I have been using Gary's products for years, and they are everything you need to learn to be a proficient drummer. I recommend them to anyone wanting to become a well rounded, versatile, creative drummer. All his Technique Books are worth buying- there is no "filler" material. I especially recommend "Rock, Funk, Blues Drumming", "Jazz Drumming", "Latin Drumming". His "Foot Clave" book is the best I've seen on the subject- essential reading if you want to master 4 Limb Co-ordination. The Playalong Series is excellent as well! If you buy one, you'll be convinced, and buy more.
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