Lesson Feesfrom $30.00 / 30 Minutes
My name is Alexander Scott Herman and I have been teaching drums and performing professionally for the past 15 years. I attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. There I received a Bachelors of Music with a concentration in Jazz Studies. After graduating I was employed by Carnival Cruise Lines as a Musical Director for their shipboard Entertainment Department for over 6 years.
Before working with Carnival, I was heavily involved in the Richmond, Virginia musical theater scene as a drummer & percussionist. I performed numerous shows including Chicago, Tommy, Pippin, Spelling Bee, and Nunsense.
Recently I spent sometime living in New York City working as a Production Manager with the emmy award winning entertainment company RWS & Associates. I also joined the Momentum Artist team as an Artist Manager. I managed many different artist throughout New York City including acclaimed jazz musician, composer and arranger Mark Berman.
I recently moved to North Florida where I am teaching and performing full time. I am sincerely looking forward to sharing the amazing power of music, entertainment, and the arts through Lessonface.
My teaching style is extremely adaptive. I have taught students ranging from the ages of 3 to 82 years old. I make it my main priority to recognize that every student I teach has different goals, different musical needs in varying areas, learns and takes in information differently and is at different skill levels on the instrument. I treat every student as the individual they are and tailor my lessons specifically for them to learn and grow as much as possible on the instrument.
Bachelors of Music with a concentration in Jazz Studies from Virginia Commonwealth University
My curriculum, just like my teaching style, is specifically geared to each student depending on their musical goals. I like to focus my teaching on three main areas; fundamentals, musical application and staying connected to bringing out the students joy, passion and love for playing the drums. My end goal for every student I teach is to help them develop into not just a proficient drummer, but a true musician.
Some of the other key elements of my teaching curriculum are; rudiments, musical styles, groove & feel, independence, playing along to music, reading music & sight reading and a special instructional program I created to help teach students how to play as if they were sitting in with a live band.