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Lesson Plans

Beginner
Build a solid foundation on proper technique. Learn basic drum beats and fills, read music, develop time keeping skills.


Intermediate
Learn rudiments and a variety of musical styles. Record with music minus drum tracks to understand how to play in a live band.


Advanced
Play challenging musical styles, Jazz, Fusion, etc. Receive guidance on building your career as a professional drummer.

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Tracy now offers lessons online for drummers ouside of the Bay Area

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$30 HALF HOUR. $60 HOUR
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(707) 765-2752

“A TASTY, WELL EXECUTED, GROOVE ORIENTED DRUMMER!”
DRUM MAGAZINE

"I started as a beginner with Tracy three years ago.
I'm now in a band, and playing gigs! I can play many music styles, read drum charts, and much more."
Randy Benefield, Petaluma

"Tracy's drumming is like a Swiss Watch-accurate!
I recently toured Germany with the Milagro Band. Thanks to Tracy, my latin grooves are more solid and efficient."
Roland Tolosa, Novato.


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I can't recommend Tracy highly enough!
He's a natural born teacher who respects his students and knows how to bring out the best in them. He's is a truly gifted drummer and teacher who obviously loves his work, and it shows in his support and enthusiasm.
Peter Stein, Petaluma

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Essential Practice Tips

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 @ 11:05 PM
posted by: admin

Essential Practice Tips
Being a drummer is more than just a hobby; it is a lifestyle – one that takes a lot of commitment and diligence to succeed at. The payout; however, is immense. Being a drummer can be one of the most fulfilling things someone can do in their life. But how do you get to that level of musicianship? There is definitely a difference between a drummer who plays for a hobby, and a drummer who plays for a lifestyle. The big difference is attitude and practice habits. Having the self control and commitment to practice regularly is the only way you will improve as a drummer. There are a few tips that I have developed over the years of drumming that will help any drummer out immensely; tips that will speed up your learning curve and make practicing the drums a fun experience and not a chore. So read on to learn a few common practice tips developed to enhance your drumming.
Make Time to Practice and Time to Play
practice timeOne of the biggest errors a drummer can make is failing to make time for practice as well as time to jam. Believe it or not, there is a big difference here. Practice time is a chance to work on your stick control, drumming beats, skills, and other techniques that you may want to learn. Jam time is a chance to apply your newly learned skills to real applications. Most drummers allot a time to “practice / jam” and end up just playing to a few of their favorite bands. Now this is not a bad thing; however you never really get that focused practice time alone. So, my first tip is to schedule a time in your week to practice, and a time to jam. This way you can sit down and focus on developing your independence, speed, and control of your feet and sticks without getting distracted. For some great ideas on practicing the drums, check out the play-along section of tracyrosedrums.com. there you will songs that you can download and take to your kit!

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