Learn Drums, Hand Drums and Percussion With A World Class Musician!
This class is designed for anyone interested in playing the drums or percussion and is meant to be fun, challenging and rewarding! I have a full studio I enjoy helping the student be able to play the genre of music that moves THEM, and I work toward that objective. I have extensive experience in the genres of Jazz, Rock, Funk, R&B, Brazilian forms, African, and Indian music. My book, You Can Ta Ka Di Mi This, is especially helpful for all musicians to get comfortable in odd time signatures, and I have used these concepts in master classes at The Collective, NYU, San Francisco State, and Oberlin College, and most recently in Brasilia, Brazil for the CIVEBRA conference in '13. **Message me if you have a date in mind. I am available most days!**
Drummer, teacher and author Todd Isler is based in New York City, where he has been active in the jazz and world music scenes for over 20 years. He currently co-leads International Orange, who released their debut album in ‘2013. He has two recordings under his own name, Two Step: Duets and Beyond, and his current Soul Drums, as well as his book You Can Ta Ka Di Mi This, which utilizes the South Indian Rhythm System to help musicians ground and expand their sense of rhythm. Todd, along with the band Savane, won the Disc Makers Unsigned Band Contest. He was also a winner of the JAZZIZ Magazine Percussion On Fire contest. Todd has toured Africa under the Goethe Institute, and studied the South Indian Mrdangham with Ramnod V. Raghavan and Karaikudi R. Mani in India. Todd has also studied with Brazilian greats Portinho and Vanderlei as well performing and teaching extensively in Brazil. In addition to his own releases Todd has played on hundreds of genre-crossing recordings and performed and/or recorded with a wide rang of artists including Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman, Sting, Steve Turre, Melvin Sparks, Cisao Machado, Mike Gordon, Bakithi Kumalo, Ivan Neville, Betty Buckley, Badal Roy, Francis Mbappe, Jack McDuff, David Krakauer, Al Kooper, Charlie Burnham, and many others. He has performed with several dance companies throughout the United States, many of whose performances featured his original compositions. Todd endorses Sonor Drums and Bosphorus cymbals.
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