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M. Mus. (U of T) (in-progress)
Trained Music Together Teacher
B. Mus. (U of T)

Canadian percussionist Sam Kim is a versatile percussionist who plays and teaches a wide range of percussion instruments. He was the winner of 2014/15 Zildjan percussion scholarship and has performed with many community orchestras not only in Toronto, but also in Vancouver.

He was a principal percussionist in Vancouver Academy Symphony Orchestra and a coach Vancouver Korean Youth Symphony Orchestra. He received percussion performance degree from University of Toronto Faculty of Music and he is currently pursuing a Master’s of Music Performance at U of T under Beverley Johnston, Mark Duggan, and John Rudolph. Sam is well known as a mallet percussion player around Toronto and he is currently performing many freelance concerts in Toronto.

Get to know Sam…Beyond the Bio!

Hobbies: I love to watch movies. do exercises, listening music, and cooking

Musical influences: Began to play a drum set at seven years old decided to make my career in music when he was seventeen years old.

Favourite food: Japanese cuisine, Sushi, and any authentic foods

Least favourite food: I love all the food

Favourite music: Classic, Rock and Roll, Latin, and etc.

Favourite song: Beat it by Michael Jackson

Favourite movie: Lord of Rings, Amadeus, Drum Line

Favourite movie music: Beauty and the Beast

Favourite musical theatre/opera: Cats, Lion King, Orpheus in the Underworld, Phantom of the Opera, and Mama Mia

Best quote from your teacher: “Sound reflects your characteristic” -Russell Hartenberger

Favourite quote: “No pain, No gain”

Best thing about teaching at ABC: Teaching in ABC music academy gives me great opportunity not only to teach students, but also share my passion for percussion with students. I’m very happy that I can share this with students at ABC.

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Hey everyone,

  1. This will be the last week that I make homework posts using Sam’s account. If you haven’t already subscribed to my posts, please do so here.
  2. Don’t forget to buy ear protection.

See you at our next lesson :).

Rob

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Mateo

  • Practice time: 30 minutes/day
  • Exercises: The “1, 2” beat AND the “1 & 2 &” beat

Warm-up (5 minutes): Have fun / just play around on the drums

Exercise 1 (10 minutes): The “1, 2” beat

Note: The following steps are cumulative. As you move on to new steps, do not stop what you were doing before.

  • Start by counting “1, 2” over and over again.
  • Play the hi-hats on every number. Make sure that the hi-hats are closed (touching each other) by holding down the left foot pedal.
  • Play the bass drum every time you say “1”.
  • Play the snare drum on every time you say “2”.

Break (5 minutes): Have fun / just play around on the drums

Exercise 2 (10 minutes): The “1 & 2 &” beat

Note: The steps are still cumulative.

  • Start by counting “1 & 2 &” over and over again.
  • Play the hi-hats on every number and every “&”. Make sure that the hi-hats are closed.
  • Play the bass drum every time you say “1”.
  • Play the snare drum every time you say “2”

Hey everyone,

This will be the last week that I make homework posts using Sam’s account. If you haven’t already subscribed to my posts, please do so here.

See you at our next lesson :).

Rob

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Ezra

Practice time: 30 min/day

Exercises

  1. Basic Beats – slow
  2. Basic Beats – medium

Warm up (5 min): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 (10 min): Basic Beats – slow

  • Starting with Beat 1 and moving to Beat 9, play each Beat slowly
  • Don’t move on to the next Beat until you have played the current Beat several times in a row perfectly

Break (5 mins): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 2 (10 min): Basic Beats – medium

  • Starting with Beat 1 and moving to Beat 9, play each Beat at a medium speed
  • Don’t move on to the next Beat until you have played the current Beat several times in a row perfectly

 

Elora

Practice time: 30 min/day

Exercises:

  1. Basic Beats 1-4
  2. Basic Beats 5-9

Warm up (5 min): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 (10 min): Basic Beats 1-4

  • Starting with Beat 1 and moving to Beat 4, play each Beat slowly.
  • If you are unable to play a Beat perfectly right away, here are steps to “building” a Beat. Note: The steps are cumulative; as you move on to new steps, do not stop what you were doing before.
    1. Start by counting “1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &” over and over again.
    2. Play the hi-hats on every number and “&”. Make sure that the hi-hats are closed (touching each other) by holding down the left foot pedal.
    3. Play the bass drum every time you say “1”.
    4. Play the bass drum every time you say “3”
    5. Play the snare drum every time you say “2”.
    6. Play the snare drum every time you say “4”.
    7. Play the written Beat.

Break (5 mins): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 2 (10 min): Basic Beats 5-9

  • Starting with Beat 5 and moving to Beat 9, play each Beat slowly.
  • If you are unable to play a Beat perfectly right away, use the “building a Beat” method.

 

Isobel and Ewan

Practice time: 30 min/day

Exercises:

  1. Basic Beats 1-4
  2. Basic Beats 5-9

Warm up (5 min): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun!

Exercise 1 (10 min): Basic Beats 1-4

  • Starting with Beat 1 and moving to Beat 4, play each Beat slowly.
  • If you are unable to play a Beat perfectly right away, here are steps to “building” a Beat. Note: The steps are cumulative; as you move on to new steps, do not stop what you were doing before.
    1. Start by counting “1 & 2 & 3 & 4 &” over and over again.
    2. Play the hi-hats on every number and “&”. Make sure that the hi-hats are closed (touching each other) by holding down the left foot pedal.
    3. Play the bass drum every time you say “1”.
    4. Play the bass drum every time you say “3”
    5. Play the snare drum every time you say “2”.
    6. Play the snare drum every time you say “4”.
    7. Play the written Beat.

Break (5 mins): Do what ever you want on the drums. Have fun.

Exercise 2 (10 min): Basic Beats 5-9

  • Starting with Beat 5 and moving to Beat 9, play each Beat slowly.
  • If you are unable to play a Beat perfectly right away, use the “building a Beat” method.

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