Eric Okamoto

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Dear Eric,

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We looked at dozens of other pros in your area, scored you on more than 10 variables, and hand picked you to be part of the program.

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World Class Drum Lessons based in Cary, NC [Private, Group, Clinics, Seminars]

 

Right now is your time to get Drum Lesson

 

  information on my step by step, Quick and Easy,

  Patented, Speed Learning techniques, to become a

  Champion Drummer in any field. I also have 

Nine 

  World Records in Speed Drumming!

 

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My Teaching Methods:

  1. Right now, I only take students that have long term goals, as opposed to just taking it for curiosity.

  2. My teaching methods require the students to accomplish fundamentals and basics first. I do not teach by ear or feeeel, commonly known as, the "Suzuki Method", which has been used to teach three to five year olds. For me, the youngest age for starting lessons is 7 years old, and that's by trial

  3. I teach by having the students learn to read and interpret rhythms on the snare, then branch out to the set with hand\foot coordination, or stick control. It takes a while because its like learning a new language, the language of rhythm, which you can apply to any instrument.

  4. Rhythm literacy is for our communication. When I assign something, instead of having to repeat it a thousand times and have you memorize everything, I have them practice what I write out. I talk the language of rhythm, instead of " this bit here, plunk that, boop boop be doop." Start by practicing 15 minutes a day, Monday through Friday, then rest on the Weekends, instead of practicing 1 hour one day, then skip 2 days. I need to make this known so that there will be no misunderstanding in the teaching direction.

  5. It's all a step by step process, one leading to the other, without jumping from one point to another, leaving holes in your understanding. The student learns at his\her own pace because of each person's learning curve, although I do have a number of students competing and winning 1st Chair placements in All-County\District\State Bands, but that's another subject. They are hand picked first to be trained to be 1st Chair in their School Bands, Honor's Bands, School's Drum Corps or Jazz Ensembles. I go the Academic route, instead of "mimic me and hopefully catch on." You should be able to explain what you have learned to others, if not, what were you doing? But, to each their own.

  6. Also, I have a grading system. Each week, I will post a grade in the student's notebook of their progress as follows:

A= 100-95

B= 90-94

F= Below 90

100 is the highest grade, 90 is the lowest allowed for all students.

*If a student has failing grades of 89 or below, lessons will end for that student.*

 

If this is what you are looking for, I'll need [please give in order of preference if possible]:

1) Days you are available

2) Earliest\latest times that you can be there for your session.

3) I teach from Monday through Friday, 3:00 - 9:00pm.