The All Rhythms Intro to Drumming Course provides a unique opportunity to learn the basics of rhythmic expression and where they are found in different styles of music. This course delves into the rhythms of nature (moon cycles, season changes) and other natural patterns such as the heartbeat while incorporating them into rhythmic exercises. Every course is based around hands‐on, rhythmic exercises that methodically teach the basics of rhythm. This enables the students to begin improvising soloistically as well as with the group from the very first day. No prior musical experience is required!
All Rhythms Intro to Drumming is part of Vuka's 6-week summer class program.
Class will be held over the following 6 Wednesdays from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Vuka.
Wednesday Aug 7th
Wednesday Aug 14th
Wednesday Aug 21st
Wednesday Aug 28th
Wednesday Sept 4th
Wednesday Sept 11th
Ian studied Classical Percussion and Jazz Drum Set performance graduating with degrees from the Eastman School of Music. He is an experienced music instructor and clinician: expert percussion, advanced recording, sequencing and MIDI application, as well as intermediate guitar, bass, piano and voice; experience writing and implementing curriculum. He is a professional musician working in the Austin Symphony Orchestra, the Austin Civic Orchestra, and the Midland-Odessa Symphony Orchestra. He was the Musical Director for Tortilla Factory, was nominated for American and Latin Grammys – 2010 Best Tejano Album of the Year & and was recipient of the 2010 Austin Music Awards Best Latin Album. He has 21 years of experience teaching students of all ages and currently teaches in the Austin, Pflugerville and Round Rock school districts.