There are many directions that drum lessons can take and there is much flexibility that I bring depending on my students desires and learning style. To develop a strong foundation I want my students to understand the importance of technical development, how their movement and physical approach to the drums effects not only the sound produced but technical ability. Likewise, I want my students to be able to analyze music both through musical notation and the learn-by-ear approach. Concurrent to the above aspects is stylistic development which includes songs my students know and like along with broadening their knowledge and understanding of the many musical styles from around the world.
Hi there! I’m John Hildebrand, Principal Instructor at Drumroll. My degree in Percussion Performance is from UBC. I’ve been teaching drums in Vancouver for over 20 years and in that time I’ve developed a friendly, supportive and encouraging approach to teaching drums that respects every students individual learning style and musical interests. In every lesson I’m constantly drawing on my experience, knowledge and passion for teaching drums to give each student the best experience I can.
The travel fee varies depending on how far I must travel. It can be as little as $5 if you are near me.
Education and Training:
Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from UBC
Salvador Ferreras (celebrated performer and producer) at UVIC
John Rudolf (formerly of the VSO now with the TSO) at UBC
Stan Perry (of Phil Nimmons and Nine)
Larry Olson ( British Columbia Beefeater Band)
Some Of The Great Folks I’ve Had The Good Fortune To Perform With:
Alpha Yaya Diallo
Caravan Farm Theatre
The Little Chamber series That Could
BC Beefeater Band
Some Of The Festivals, Venues and Broadcasters I’ve Performed At:
Vancouver Fringe Fest
Edinburgh Fringe Fest
Royal Tournament in London
Cardiff Searchlight Tattoo
Vancouver Folk Fest
Vancouver Jazz Fest
Mariposa Festival – Toronto
Winnipeg Folk Fest
Hillside Festival – Guelph
BC Place Stadium
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