Let's Drum! - Metronome Manipulation: Improving Your Time
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About the Event
Do you use Dr. Beat or a metronome as a crutch? If so, then this session is for you. In this session, we will focus on drumming while using a metronome as a tool by breaking our dependence on hearing the beat. In addition, we will help you improve your personal time, controlling silence as well as becoming a better musician. Techniques will be shared throughout the session to highlight the importance of getting to the "and" of the beat while moving to more advanced shifts such as playing with stock grids.
Hosted by Aaron Kavelman
Aaron Kavelman is a percussion educator, clinician, performer and composer who grew up listening and performing jazz alongside his father, an accomplished jazz pianist. Growing up in a musical family, Aaron watched his four older sisters in the high school band program. Inspired by the local marching bands, Aaron would tape a set of bongos onto a chair and choreograph drill in the backyard, thus the beginning for his love with the marching arts. With twenty-two years’ experience teaching private lessons and twenty years teaching drumlines throughout Illinois, Aaron brings a wealth of experience and passion to whomever he teaches. Regardless if it is on a competitive field or in support of athletics, he demands top effort from each group. Aaron also has numerous compositional and arranging credits throughout the Midwest from a variety of percussion programs. Aaron has a bachelor of music and a master of music in percussion performance from Illinois State University where he studied with Dr. Tom Marko, director of jazz, and served as the teaching assistant to Dr. David Collier, head of percussion. Aaron is currently working on his doctor of musical arts in jazz performance with professor Joel Spencer, along with a cognate in North Indian classical music under Dr. Christopher Macklin at the University of Illinois. He currently serves as the drumline instructor for the Marching Illini and continues an active writing, playing and independent clinician schedule.