Joe has been teaching for over 20 years, and his teaching method has been described as EDUCATIONAL, PRACTICAL and FUN!
Being a Berklee College of Music graduate and having studied with many of the greats, he has a wealth of knowledge to share with everyone from a beginner to a pro!
Joe stresses the importance of Time, Feel, Groove, Sound, Reading, Rudiments, Dynamics, Different Styles, Different Time Signatures, Speed, Control, Endurance, Soloing, Musicality, Song Forms, and how to Practice and Perform with a click. He also incorporates how drums can be applied to the natural law of physics—making it easy to play.
“Playing the drums utilizes the same principals as any great athlete, being relaxed, balanced, and focused.”—Joe.
He likes to prepare his students for musical situations they will need to gig live, record in the studio, and gives any beginner the tools and foundation they will need to grow musically.
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“After being off the drums for 30 years Joe jump started me on the path to getting my funk back. He is a great teacher.”
“Joe plays technically and soulfully and teaches his students how to play like that.”
— Ethan Skinner,
“Joe’s insightful and fun teaching method makes every lesson exciting! He is able to take rudimentary exercises and turn them into ideas for building grooves and solos that can be applied to the whole drum set.”
“He is fun and easy to learn from, and also a good drummer!”
“Joe is a great teacher and a wonderful mentor. I have taken lessons from him since 2014 and he has taught me many lessons about drumming but also lessons about life and how to become a better musician. He is very kind and willing to help you in any way he can. If you are searching to start drumset for the very first time or you are looking to fine-tune your skills, he is the person to go to. Each lesson I learn something new and they can be structured around something I need to improve on or something brand new that I would like to learn. I truly believe that he is THE BEST drum teacher I have ever had.”
“Joe DeRose is a great teacher and friend. He has helped me improve as a drummer and musician for over 4 years. He’s knowledgeable in every genre of drumming and has guided me through rock, jazz, funk and Latin styles. Joe makes learning simple and comprehensible by breaking down his own thinking process and offering personal advice. Great teacher for both beginners and advanced drummers.”
“Joe is an extraordinary drummer and outstanding teacher. He inspires and motivates, encourages and guides. With Joe as teacher, my son grew into a pretty good jazz drummer who gets tremendous joy out of playing with his friends, at school and professionally. I took lessons from Joe myself for a while and learned so much. Joe has big heart and cares much for all of his students. He is professional and reliable. We simply cannot recommend him highly enough.”
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