Teaching

Music enlightens our lives. I feel extremely grateful and lucky for all what I learned as a musician and after many years of studying and performing I want to pass this knowledge and skills on to others. According to the student motivation and availability, I can offer either a regular lesson plan (in most cases weekly) or one-time coaching session when you feel a need for guidance or need feedback on your practice. A coaching session can vary greatly according to the subject and your preference: a full band or ensemble rehearsal, a weekend residence, it may as well include distant (online) feedback after a in-person, face-to-face moment. First contact always free of charge, any doubts? Send me a message.

European-western classical and contemporary percussion:

  • Orchestra instruments: snare drum, timpani, cymbals, bass-drum, tambourine, triangle, …
  • Mallets: vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, glockenspiel
  • Multipercussion / set up: metals, wood, skin… combinations.

Earth percussion:

  • West African music: djembe, doun-douns, clave
  • Brazil: pandeiro, batucada, capoeira instruments
  • Hang drum and hangpans
  • Cajón
  • Frame drums (tambourines)
  • Let a professional percussionist help you develop sound and rhythm with any small percussion instruments
  • Body percussion

Free improvisation:

Enhance your expression possibilities and creativity from the mind and from the heart. Anyone can practice and develop the ability to play and share what they have inside, no matter the instrument and the technical level of playing.

  • For any instrument
  • For groups
  • Ambient
  • Minimalist music
  • Therapeutic effect

Ensemble playing:

Any ensemble can benefit greatly from the advice of an external listener. After years being involved deeply in very diverse music genres, I feel very confident helping groups with:

  • mutual listening,
  • balance and dynamics,
  • rhythm and groove – playing together,
  • tension building,
  • enhancing the musical concept, help with composition and arrangement,
  • improvisation,
  • music is a language: make it speak 🙂

Ear training and music theory:

I often hated my solfège lessons in my youth. Luckily I got nice teachers so I didn’t hate it all the time. Music is a language, the more you know its vocabulary and grammar, the better you can express yourself. Now I feel grateful I got these tools.

Writing for percussion:

This addresses to composers who want or need to write for percussion. Percussion has lots of specific features and can be a headache to write for. There is some documentation about it, but not yet very complete. There are so many instruments and possible ways of playing them that one might need advice from a percussionist.

  • 2 or 4 mallets possibilities,
  • how to place the instruments, combinations
  • choice of sticks, beaters and mallets,
  • percussion notation,
  • can the pianist play the triangle?
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