Keneally Street, Dandenong VIC, Australia Chelsea Heights, VIC
Drum Lessons | Ensemble Coaching, Theory Lessons, Jazz Improvisation Lessons, VCE Music Exam Preparation, Skype Lessons
- Qualifications: Bachelor of Music (University of Melbourne)
- Pricing: $30 - 30 minutes, $50 for an hour
- Styles: Rock, Hip Hop, Jazz , Latin, Funk, R'n'B
- Suitability: Any age or level
Hello, and welcome to my profile!
My name is Jacob Long and I offer Drum Tuition for beginner, intermediate and advanced students around the south east of melbourne. I have been an instrumental music teacher for the last 7 years, predominately teaching from my lesson studio in Chelsea Heights, and also my home studio in Dandenong.
I am currently finishing my Music degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music where I study Jazz & Improvisation and have been lucky enough to be taught by some of Australia’s most highly regarded drum teachers.
As much as I have a passion for playing, I also have a passion for sharing the knowledge that I have accumulated over my many years of practice, and seeing students achieve their own musical goals.
I strive to create a supportive learning environment during my lessons, and emphasise the importance of resilience when learning new things. Very often I see new students get down on themselves after a few failed attempts at something new, and interestingly a large majority of these mistakes are because of small issues rather than any overarching problem. This is why I encourage my students to avoid seeing their mistakes in a negative light, as they allow us to grow and become better musicians.
Reading music is an amazing tool for any musician to have, as it allows us to share, document and develop ideas effectively. With that being said, musical memory and creativity are two skills that I believe are just as important for any musician to develop. At the beginning of any new topic I introduce written music to my students, but the ultimate goal is to learn the underlining concepts of the music so deeply that a sheet is no longer required and we can begin to have fun on the drums!
Over the years I have refined a number of lesson plans that target specific skills such as sight reading, technique, rudiments, aural skills, foundational grooves and have recently incorporated a compositional element to my teaching with great success. My aim as a teacher is to guide my students to find their own musical voices through relevant materials, and encourage them to become independent learners with a high self-efficacy.
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