I’m away for the next two weeks! Lessons will continue as usual, and Jonny will fill in on Feb 24th.


Warmups (1min each) **keep thumbs on sticks–no boxing mits
–8 on a hand
–Singles; doubles; paradiddles
–Roll exercise (apple-apple-watermelon-watermelon)
*Alfred Lesson 6 Comination Study(10min)
–Work on writing the counts out above the notes! Ask for some help from your parents
Daft Punk and Pharrell Williams: Lose Yourself to Dance
–Focus on playing the main groove and switching between the groove and fills (3 times through the beat, once through the fill)
–Chad Kroeger Drum fill


Padwork (1min/ea)
–Triplet ex. (Goal Tempo=130)
–Sixteenth-Note Exercise (goal tempo = 100)
–Flam Taps: try “breaking down” this rudiment (slow–>max speed–>slow)
–Singles, Doubles, Paradiddles – goal tempo: 130bpm
Give It Away by Red Hod Chili Peppers (Click here to print)
–Print and work on exercises 1-6 on this worksheet** (RR. 14-15)


Warmups (1min each):
–Triplet Exercise 120bpm**
–Sixteenth-note Exercise 100bpm**
Syncopation Book: Lesson 4, Ex. 5-8*** (10-15min)
–If it’s tricky, learn it in steps:
–Step 1) LH only
–Step 2) LH + RH only
–step 3) add in feet
Lenny Kravitz: Are you Gonna Go My Way
–Learn everything up until the Interlude section
–Bonus: go up until the Guitar Solo


–Triplet Exercise 90bpm** (1min) — dribble the basketball
–PAS Rudiments Chart: Single Stroke Roll, Single Stroke Four, Double Stroke Roll, 5-str Roll
–Bass drum exercise: “1 + 2 3 + 4 ” working on speed
–**Stick control ex. 1-8 with bass drum and snare drum (R=bass, L=Snare)
Drumset Musician: p. 15** ex. 1-4
Nirvana: Drain You
–main groove working on speed
–Learn the new fill
–Work on groove #2 (handout)