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Private Instruction

David has been teaching drums and percussion to students of all ages and talent levels since 2005. Throughout his years of instruction, David has centered his teaching approach around the essential fundamentals of music/drums such as time, rhythm, movement, and style.  David also emphasizes hand development through the technique of the full-stroke, establishing a strong foundation in rudimental snare playing and limb coordination, as well as musical growth by means of improvisation.   Focusing on these key elements coupled with the personal goals of the student, each player will experience a unique musical development.

David’s students have gone on to study music at programs such as Monmouth College, Eastern Illinois University, and McNally Smith College of Music.

Instruments

  • Drumset
  • Marching Snare, Tenors, and Bass Drum
  • Concert Snare Drum
  • Auxiliary Percussion
  • Timpani
  • Marimba, Vibes, Xylophone

Drumset Styles & Concepts

  • Pop
  • Rock
  • Funk
  • R&B
  • Hip Hop
  • Jazz (Big band and small-group)
  • Latin/World
  • 2nd Line
  • Jazz Ensemble chart-reading
  • Improvisation

Locations:

Altered Stage (657 W Lake St, Chicago IL)
North Shore Music Institute (400 Central Ave, Northfield IL)
Guitar Chicago (150 N Michigan, Chicago IL)
Niles West High School (5701 Oakton St, Skokie IL)
Fenwick High School (505 Washington Blvd, Oak Park IL)

David also makes “house call” lessons, teaching at students’ homes. Availability is dependent upon David’s weekly schedule. Lesson availability emails are sent weekly. Lessons are typically 30-60 minutes in length.

Please contact David to discuss private studio lesson rates and availability!

*David Agee is a Vic Firth Educational Artist and proudly endorses Vic Firth sticks, brushes, and mallets.

Download David’s Resume/CV