In-person or online lessons

Andrew has been teaching private and group lessons for 15 years in various settings. Whether a child or adult, beginner or advanced, the goals of the student are the top priority and all aspects of drumming are studied to achieve these goals efficiently. Private lessons with Andrew are custom-tailored to the student's needs and interests and utilize both books and Andrew's own written material. Subjects covered include:

  • Technique

  • Effective practice

  • Reading & writing

  • Transcribing

  • Learning by ear

  • Rudiments

  • Developing grooves & fills

  • Playing along to recordings

  • Performing with a band

  • Vocabulary

  • Learning different genres

and much more!

Having the proper mindset is key to having a positive experience on and off the bandstand, so in addition to learning the fundamentals of how to perform at a high level, it's important to understand the "why" behind every beat, fill, and performance. For those looking to perform music in a more thoughtful, tasteful way, Andrew can help you change your thinking, develop better habits, and generally improve your understanding of the music you're performing. Topics include:

  • Identifying your goals

  • Analyzing different genres

  • Playing more musically/tastefully

  • The importance of listening

  • Awareness

  • Understanding the balance between instruments/voices

  • Navigating the music business

Email Andrew at for more details and rates.

In-person lessons only in the South Bay/Santa Cruz area of California.