Alec Tackmann

617-939-7850 | atackmann@gmail.com | @GoAndPractice

617-939-7850

Private Lessons

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:

Drums

(all skill levels)

Snare/Percussion
-Technique
-Reading
-Repertoire
-Rudiments
-Preparation for school band
-Preparation for marching band
-Music theory for mallet percussion
-Auxiliary percussion

Drum Set
-Technique
-Traditional Reading
-Styles (Jazz, Latin, Funk etc..)
-Repertoire
-Rudiments applied to drum set
-Chart reading and interpretation
-Developing groove and feel
-Equipment selection
-Improvising
-Recording
-Preparation for playing in a band or ensemble
-Preparation for college-level music programs
-Preparation for performing and teaching professionally

Guitar

(beginner through intermediate)

-Technique
-Open 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 fingerboard
-Reading chord charts
-Reading rhythms
-Preparation for playing in a band or ensemble

Bass

(beginner through intermediate)

-Technique
-Names of notes on fingerboard
-Major, minor, and blues scales with songs that apply
-Understanding of scale degrees
-Scales and how chords/arpeggios relate
-Reading bass clef
-Reading charts in various styles (jazz, latin, etc..)
-Creating walking bass lines
-Reading rhythms
-Improvising
-Preparation for playing in a band or ensemble

Piano

(beginner through intermediate)

-Technique
-Note names on grand staff and keyboard
-Classic repertoire
-Modern repertoire
-Major, minor, and blues scales
-Triads
-7th chords
-Tensions
-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
-Author of GoAndPractice® series instructional books
-Twelve years of home studio teaching experience with as many as 60 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 & 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

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Alec Tackmann

617-939-7850

atackmann (at) gmail (dot) com

youtube.com/user/GoAndPractice