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Hello! My name is Arron and I am an avid musician in every aspect.
I love playing the drums, guitar and bass. Infact any instrument I can get my hands on! I have been playing the drums since my last year of highschool and I dedicated every evening to playing the drums. I also got into music production and technology and started doing simple recordings of friends and myself, and from there things have developed. I am currently self employed working at home in my own custom built recording studio where I teach the drums, guitar and also record musicians and bands. I am also a gamer at heart having playing with computers since I was 2 years old. I am very tech-savvy and love technology and how it can be applied to music to improve the way we learn our instruments and the way we create music.
I have also been in several bands ranging from pop to hard rock and indie and I like good music, what ever genre it might be!
I have taught several groups of people ranging from very young to middle-aged in regards to drumming when I was the drum tutor as part of a music experience group in a local village.
In regards to other subjects I have taught people how to build and manage their own computers and networks as well as teaching my university colleagues how to use various pieces of software and hardware while I was at university studying Computer Generated Imagery (CGI / Games Design).
I have also offered my services as a session drummer where by I am invited by studios to perform the drums and help with percussion with studio projects as well as aiding with music technology and production.
There are many ways approaching tutoring and it all depends on how the student learns best. I have had several students who excel when taught using visual aids, while some learned quicker by listening. As I get to know my students and as they get to know me we will work together to get the most out of our lessons.
I tend to not focus too heavily on grading and exams as this can cause resentment towards practising and learning and the I know from experience that the last thing anyone wants is for their hobby and passion to become work and frustration. But I do like to set goals, tasks and challenges and try to work with my students so they learn and progress.
What I can offer at no extra cost is quick recordings of the student to hear what they sound like as well as little song recordings. I can slo record myself to help students practise certain drum beats and phrases. I often find if you can learn to play by ear then you can learn almost anything in the drums.
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