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Leo T.
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Drumset Lessons
As a teacher of "Groovology" by Jeffrey Jones, we will learn foundational grooves to develop your skills a drummer. We will then learn solos and transcriptions of your favorite songs. Jazz and Latin grooves will also be covered as well as other styles.
About Leo T.

I am currently the Principal Percussionist of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Principal Timpanist with the West Michigan Symphony. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and served as extra timpanist with Lyric Opera of Chicago. I was also an Associate Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2017-2021. I have been fortunate to share the stage with Yo-Yo Ma, Jamey Haddad, Cyro Baptista, Michael Ward-Bergeman, Mark O'Connor and others. As a teacher, my students have went on to earn placements into the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and festivals including the Blue Lake Summer Arts Camp, and more! I have earned my Master's degree from Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts, and my Bachelor of Music from DePaul University. Additionally, I hold a diploma from the Interlochen Arts Academy.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2014

Education

Master of Music in Orchestral Studies

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Teaches ages 5+

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Leo T.
Teaches Online
Drumset Lessons
As a teacher of "Groovology" by Jeffrey Jones, we will learn foundational grooves to develop your skills a drummer. We will then learn solos and transcriptions of your favorite songs. Jazz and Latin grooves will also be covered as well as other styles.
About Leo T.

I am currently the Principal Percussionist of the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and Principal Timpanist with the West Michigan Symphony. I have performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and served as extra timpanist with Lyric Opera of Chicago. I was also an Associate Member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago from 2017-2021. I have been fortunate to share the stage with Yo-Yo Ma, Jamey Haddad, Cyro Baptista, Michael Ward-Bergeman, Mark O'Connor and others. As a teacher, my students have went on to earn placements into the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and festivals including the Blue Lake Summer Arts Camp, and more! I have earned my Master's degree from Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts, and my Bachelor of Music from DePaul University. Additionally, I hold a diploma from the Interlochen Arts Academy.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2014

Education

Master of Music in Orchestral Studies

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

Has background check

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My 12 year old son has very much enjoyed working with Leo on percussion. He very much looks forward to his instruction time and even after Leo left our area is able to do on-line instruction with him. Leo is patient, professional and flexible. Thanks, Leo, for all you do!

Posted Jan 10, 2022
Music Mentor Timpani & Percussion
Oct 2020 - Present
West Michigan Symphony Music Mentor Program
Provide classes to various elementary schools introducing their students to the percussion family of instruments, teaching musical terms, and Q&A
Teaching Assistant
Jul 2021 - Aug 2021
Interlochen Arts Camp
Presentation of masterclasses Assistance and monitoring of intermediate age students’ practice sessions Coaching a high school percussion ensemble piece Performing with the faculty percussion ensemble
Percussion Instructor
Nov 2020 - Nov 2020
Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra
Provided sectionals and small group lessons to middle school band students with the Battle Creek Public Schools in affiliation as the 2nd percussionist with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra
Private Music Instructor
Aug 2020 - Oct 2021
West Shore Music Academy
Private studio of percussion students, beginning piano, and extensive substitute teaching of ages 4-13 on drum set, saxophone, piano, voice, violin, and ukulele
Private Percussion Instructor
Sep 2019 - Oct 2019
Leo Taylor
Extensive private coaching with advanced high school student who made placement into Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra and other honors
Master of Music in Orchestral Studies
Sep 2018 - May 2020
Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts
Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2018
DePaul University School of Music

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