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Adam C. , Drums Teacher , Boston

(617) 715-3504

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Drums Teacher

Influences: John Bonham (Led Zeppelin), Elvin Jones (John Coltrane), Dave Grohl (Nirvana/Foo Fighters), Tony Allen (Fela Kuti), Tony Williams (Miles Davis), ?-Love (The Roots), Ed Blackwell (Ornette Coleman), Bob Moses (Pat Metheny), Rashied Ali (Coltrane), Carly Barrett (Bob Marley), Stevie Wonder, Ringo Star, Keith Moon

Guitar Teacher

Influences: John Lennon & George Harrison (The Beatles), Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin), Kurt Cobain (Nirvana) Jimi Hendrix, Leadbelly, Django Reinhardt, Robert Pete Williams, Jeff Beck, Hank Williams, Santo and Johnny, Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

Bass Teacher

Influences: James Jamerson (Motown), Paul McCartney (The Beatles), Bootsy Collins (James Brown & P-Funk), Aston "Family Man" Barrett (Bob Marley), Paul Jackson (Herbie Hancock), Jaco Pastorius (Jazz Virtuoso) , Chris Wood (MMW)

About Me:
Teaching emphasis on aural development and physical connection to music through dance and movement. Lessons are privately structured and a personal workbook will be created for each student.

Ages:
Elementary School, Pre-teen, Teenage, Adult

To inquire about Drums lessons with Adam, please fill out the Inquiry Form on this page, or call us at (617) 715-3504.

Experience:

  • The Superpowers (Formerly The Boston Afrobeat Society) hailed by critics as a "poly-rhythmic juggernaut." Voted Best World Act in the Phoenix 2007 Best Music Poll and 2006 Boston Music Awards, this 10pc. 21st Century Dance Band has been blasting off in the Northeast. [2005]
  • House Band @ Lucky's Lounge, South Boston, MA: House Musician performing at Sunday's Sinatra Brunch and Wednesday night Sinatra-style jazz. [2005]
  • Private Studio since 1999: Have been operating a private teaching studio since 1999 starting in Roanoke, VA. Students of all ages and levels. [1999]
  • Debo Band, Ethiopian Rock Band, currently signed to Sub-Pop records [2010 - 2012]
  • Full Tang, World Music influence Rock Band [2009 - 2012]

Education:

  • Graduated, Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Improvisation (BM), New England Conservatory of Music [2005]

Studied With:

  • Jerry Leake [2003 - 2004]
  • Rakalam Bob Moses [2002 - 2005]

Seminars and Workshops Attended:

  • JazzAspen: Snomass Jazz Academy, JazzAspen [2006]

Awards:

  • Boston Music Award - North East Music Organization [2006]
  • FNX/Phoenix Best Music Poll: Best World Act - The Phoenix: Boston [2007]

Recent Performances:

  • Floydfest 2007 [July, 2007]
  • Regattabar at The Charles Hotel [September, 2007]
  • Bonnaroo 2012 [June, 2012]
  • New Orleans Jazz Festival [April, 2012]
  • Lincoln Center [August, 2011]
  • Kennedy Center [August, 2011]

Discography:

  • Out to Lunch - "Excuse me while I do tha' Boogaloo" [2006]
  • Cyrus Pace Trio w/ Dr. Lonnie Smith - "Straight from the Source" [2004]
  • The Superpowers (Formerly Boston Afrobeat Society) - "Revival Time" [2007]
  • Debo Band - "Debo Band" [2012]
  • Full Tang - "Intangible" [2012]
  • The Superpowers - "Trance for Nation" [2009]

Scholarships:

  • NEC Merit Grant [2004 - 2005]

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