MUSIC IS EVERYTHING
"To me, percussion has no limits. It is a transfer of energy. I tap everything. I knock, scrape, rub, flick, pluck, wiggle, shake, slap, blow, brush, or nudge to make something resonate or breathe into it the life of rhythm. I explore techniques to achieve optimal sound quality.
All is valid."
Drums, Percussion, Music Production
Private lessons, workshops, clinics, masterclasses, accompaniment and more.
Math's teaching career began at age seventeen, and has since acquired drum set students of all ages. A major aspect of his teaching style is “Music begat theory.” Connecting musically with people comes first, while theory and history follows.
His educational thesis, The Percussive Approach, is made for drummers interested in music production. It has 3 main goals: spark growth and development on the drum set, reach out to all styles and aspects within the percussive realm, and show how it all applies to music production.
Topics included are: awareness, listening, energy control, body language, technique(s), theory, performing, performing with others, sight-reading, drum chart interpretation, recording methods, creative songwriting, composition, arranging, electronic applications, MIDI, and more.
The personalized curriculum will guide you down your own path, allowing you to develop your own form of expression.
"When I create music I am influenced by things happening throughout the world and the universe. The ideas for musical entities are transmitted by a supremely harmonious power. Nearly lost in translation from brain to tongue, I manifest a modest representation of the universal power and beauty."
"For me, composing can be like paleontology. I search until I find something I like, keep digging, build upon what I have, and it all has to fit together as a part of the same entity, a specimen of art. In this sense, I would not consider myself the composer of such a piece, but that it has been pre-written."