Drum Lessons with Jim Dooley in Kingston NY
Video Drum Lessons
Learn how to play drums from a drummer with more than 30 years’ experience. Lessons take place in my studio located in Eddyville, NY (about 4 miles south of Kingston and north of Rosendale).
I accept students of all levels. Whether you’re looking to play drums for fun, want to clean it up for your band or refine your skills – all are welcome!
Stuff You’ll Learn
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• Over 30 years of experience with a variety of drumming styles including hard core, rock, funk, and world fusion. Odd timing signatures are a passion of mine – you’ll learn more than just standard rock beats.
• Two fully assembled drum kits - get behind the kit on day one!
• A hands on teaching experience – I work with each individual student’s strengths and learning style. Drumming should be fun! Learn drums at your own pace by playing the songs you love. Please call me at 845-399-9258 to set up an appointment or send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Drum Teacher
Jim Dooley was born in 1971 in West Babylon, Long Island. He started playing drums in 4th grade at the age of 9. Jim was strongly influenced by the eclectic new wave and punk scene of the early eighties and developed an interest in many styles of drumming and musical genres. Attending a visual and performing arts camp as a teenager, Jim had many opportunities to hone his drumming skills and perform.
In the mid to late eighties, Jim performed with bands such as iMind and the Goon Squad, but his passion was on composing his own music. Thus, in the early to mid 90’s his focus turned to composing, audio engineering and recording his first album. At this time, Jim began incorporating other instruments into his repertoire such as guitar, bass, and keyboard.
In the fall of 2003, Jim released his self-published album, Planetary Citizen – Artifacts from the Space Age. This 4-year-project highlighted his naturally percussive style by mixing classical arrangements with African rock and included a wide variety of genres including jazz, progressive rock and African rock. You can listen to all the songs from and/or purchase Jim’s album via www.jimdooley.net.
In addition to working on his own music and performing and collaborating with other Hudson Valley musicians, Jim maintains a web site, www.dooleydrums.com, where musicians can purchase drum loops to incorporate into their own music. All drum loops are performed on Jim’s vintage acoustic drum kit, and are recorded and edited in his home recording studio. A gallery of songs where Jim’s drumming has appears can be found at www.dooleydrums.com/Music-featuring-drum-loops-by-Jim-Dooley .