TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

The Dynamic Drum School, Founded by Chris Lemp, Offers Fun and Informative Drum Lessons in Orange County, Ca, and Online Drum Lessons Worldwide.

Teaching Philosophy

As a teacher, I strive to inspire in my students a love and appreciation for music through dedication, discipline, and, most importantly, FUN. A very patient teacher, I connect easily with students of all ages.

I love to teach and still take lessons myself to keep learning the latest drumming techniques and to keep my curriculum new and exciting for my students. I have studied many styles of music, including rock, blues, jazz, gospel, rock, funk, Brazilian, and Cuban.

I create an individual lesson plan for every student that focuses on the student’s interests as well as short and long term goals. I feel tremendously fortunate to be able to share my love of music and drumming with my students. What better job could I possibly have then teaching students the best and most fun instrument in the world.

Primary Focus of the Drum Lessons!

For New Students

In my opinion the drums are the most fun instrument to play. These are a few of the topics we will cover in drum lessons for a beginner.

 

  • Learn how to hold the drumsticks.
  • Learn cool drum beats and fills.
  • Learn how to read music and drum notation.
  • How to play your favorite songs.
  • Record drum covers.
  • Learn rudiments.
  • Fun drumming games for kids.
  • HAVE FUN!!!

Beginner Students and Beyond

If you have some experience and feel you are stuck and don’t know what to practice, or you want to learn a new style or fill, you have found the right place.

 

  • Technique (Moeller, Gladstone).
  • Proper grip (Developing a fulcrum point).
  • Coordination (Jazz, Rock, Left foot clave, Osinatos).
  • Rudiments (40 international Rudiments, Alan Dawson Rudimental Ritual and Tommy Igoe’s Warm Up).
  • Styles including rock, jazz, Latin, blues, metal, Brazilian, Cuban, pop, reggae, etc.
  • Soloing
  • Brushes
  • Preparation for high school and college entrance auditions like OSCA, SOCSA, Berklee, MI, NEC, etc.  
  • Your favorite songs (Any style).
  • How to tune the drums.
  • How to practice and use your time effectively, by setting up a practice routine.
  • Record portions of lessons to analyze your playing.
  • Record drum covers for YouTube.
  • How to practice with a click.
  • HAVE FUN!!!

Jazz Drumming Lessons in Orange County, CA!

If you would like to learn how to play jazz or you want to improve your jazz drumming skills, I can help you with the process. I have had the pleasure of studying with several jazz drumming legends, including; Joe Morello, Alan Dawson, and John Riley. I can help you learn the great Art of Jazz Drumming.

  • Swing feel on the ride cymbal.
  • Coordination
  • Traditional Grip
  • Alan Dawson Rudimental Ritual
  • Study the jazz drumming greats.
  • Soloing
  • Brushes
  • How to tune the drums.
  • How to practice and use your time effectively, by setting up a practice routine.
  • Record portions of lessons to analyze your playing.
  • Record drum covers for YouTube.
  • How to practice with a click.
  • HAVE FUN!!!

 

THE BENEFITS OF DRUMMING

The drum is the oldest instrument (besides the voice). It has been an integral part of cultures from around the world for thousands of years. Throughout the centuries, the drum has been used for many purposes, including spiritual and ceremonial gatherings, celebrations, parties, and dance.

Studying drums can improve concentration, eye-hand coordination, math skills, discipline, confidence, and creativity. Whether or not a student chooses a career in music, the benefits of learning an instrument can carry over into all areas of the student’s life and build confidence and a love of music that will last a lifetime.

Hours of Operation

by appointment only 

MON – THUR
12:00pm – 9:00pm

FRI
12:00pm – 6:00pm

SAT
By appointment

SUN
We are closed

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