Alec Tackmann

617-939-7850

General Lesson Info
Weekly private lessons are available out of my home studio in Northwest Rochester. I teach drums, percussion, guitar, bass guitar, and piano to students of all ages. Lessons are individualized to each students' needs, however, here is a general outline for each instrument:

    Snare Drum/Percussion (all skill levels)
        Techniques
        Reading
        Repertoire
        Rudiments
        Preparation for school band
        Preparation for marching band
        Music theory for mallet percussion

    Drum Set (all skill levels)
        Techniques
        Traditional reading
        Styles (jazz, latin, funk, rock etc.)
        Repertoire
        Rudiments and their application to drum set
        Chart reading/interpretation
        Developing groove and time feel
        Equipment selection
        Improvising
        Recording
        Preparation for playing in a band or ensemble
        Preparation for college-level music programs
        Preparation for performing/teaching professionally

    Guitar (beginner through intermediate)
        Technique
        Open chords and songs that apply
        Barre chords and songs that apply (triads)
        Barre chords and songs that apply (7th chords)
        Power chords and songs that apply
        Scales and how chords relate
        Names of notes on fretboard
        Reading chord charts
        Reading rhythms
        Preparation for playing in a band or ensemble

    Bass Guitar (beginner through intermediate)
        Technique
        Names of notes on fretboard
        Major/minor/blues scales and songs that apply
        Understanding of scale degrees
        Scales and how chords/arpeggios relate
        Reading bass clef
        Reading chord charts in various styles (jazz, latin, etc.)
        Reading rhythms
        Improvising
        Preparation for playing in a band or ensemble

    Piano (beginner through intermediate)
        Technique
        Note names on staff and keyboard
        Reading grand staff
        Classic repertoire
        Major/minor/blues scales
        Triads and 7th chords
        Inversions/voice leading
        Reading lead sheets
        Improvising
        Preparation for playing in a band or ensemble

Credentials
-B.Mus Berklee College of Music, Cum Laude 2008 Boston, MA
    Professional Music, Drum Set Performance
    Internship at Capitol Records in Hollywood, CA
-Twelve years of professional performing experience including national and international touring.
-Private studies with Rick Considine, Terri Lyne Carrington, Scott Ollhoff, Mike Mangini, Kenny Aronoff, and Blair Sinta
-Ten years of home studio teaching experience with as many as 50 students per week.
-Four years of substitute teaching in Rochester Public Schools
-Official YouTube partner with my instructional channel reaching over one million views.
-Humes and Berg official artist.
-Four years of conducting area school musicals.
-Rochester native, graduate of Mayo High School and familiar with local band programs and directors.

Alec Tackmann

617-939-7850

atackmann (at) gmail (dot) com

youtube.com/user/GoAndPractice