Instruction in Drumset and PercussionMember of The Vic Firth Educational Program since 2002
Joe Janiga is currently accepting new students for private instruction on drumset and percussion.
Joe uses comprehensive traditional and holistic approaches to teaching rhythms. He teaches them on drum set, hand drums and beginning mallet instruments. In a fully equipped studio with two drum sets, and using state of the art technology students will learn reading and listening skills, the rudiments/ snare drum technique, and general progressive steps to learning independence that apply to rock, jazz ,latin, funk and more. Everything from strong grooves and solid timekeeping to soloing, from inside playing to outside playing and from the understanding of musical forms to physical relaxation while playing will be discussed over the span of lessons.
If you would like to study with Joe and learn from his 20+ years experience on drum set and hand drums please contact him by email or by phone at 503-288-5216.
"After a few weeks working with Joe, my band members noticed the difference well before I told them I was taking lessons - they heartily approved. Learning a lighter, smoother touch from Joe has helped to bring more life to my playing and has certainly increased my enjoyment, satisfaction and energy."
"I like Joe's positive attitude, and I appreciate how he is able to slow things down and simplify new or complex techniques and rhythms. He's good at balancing my drum lessons so that I get to play the music I like while still learning the skills and musical genres that are important as a developing drummer."