Most everyone has heard the saying "Practice makes perfect". While it's intentions are good,I prefer to say "Perfect practice makes perfect". One could practice hours, and not progress because they not practicing what their instructors are teaching them correctly. Developing a regular practice time and place, will play a key role in the students' development.
My instruction is based on learning to read music. One goal is to build a solid foundation of rhythmical knowledge which will enable the student to pick up any method book,music magazine,etc., understand and apply what they're reading. I encourage students to try and write the rhythms that they're hearing their favorite artists play.
Listening to music is another key ingredient in developing the ear to hear how their instrument integrates into the final product of music.
I've been teaching and performing for several years in practically every kind of genre/venue. I've enjoyed not only drumming, but also performing as a percussionist which includes the keyboard percussion (i.e. marimba, orchestra bells, xylophone), latin percussion instruments, and timpani. I have a wealth of experience that I exhibit in my teaching and performing.