My goal as a teacher
is to teach my students to dig down, layer by layer, in a relaxed and
natural and musical way.
I believe we drummers should be well rounded musicians that create though our chosen instrument, the Drums.
At the Studio or Online
I have been a student of Mike Henry's since November
2006. Although I already knew the basics, having played drums from middle school through college (1966 to 1976), that 30-year absence required a lot of catching up. More important than getting back up to speed on playing the drums, though, was learning how to be a drummer. Mike brings to the lesson room five decades of experience as a professional drummer, so his teaching isn't just "this is how you play a rock beat." It's also "this is how you function as the drummer in a rock band." That is the biggest value to my music education that Mike brought to the table. Whether you just want to be a hobbyist drummer (like me) or you have your eyes on a professional career in music (like Mike), this is the breadth and depth of education you need to move forward.
More ways to study with Mike!
Online Lessons are available with GOOGLEHANGOUTS, ZOOM and FACETIME
My studio sounds great and is equipped with two drum sets, wifi and internet.
Look for me playing around town with these great groups
The Luxury Trio and the Mike Douglas Trio
Can you teach me to read music /drum notation? -YES !
Can I learn how to play brushes? YES ! , I love playing with brushes, as a matter of fact, it is one of my specialties and the reason I often get called for piano trio gigs.
Do I have to learn Rudiments to be a good drummer?
NO, but a solid working knowledge of the basic rudiments can really open up your ability to solo and can be applied very creatively on the drum set.