Creating Your Sound is a book designed for the beginner drummer. Whether you are beginning your journey as an adult or a young student, this book provides a structured and step-by-step approach to learning the drum kit. With a focus on four key areas including reading development, groove playing, rudimental skills and improvisation, both student and teacher will find this text informative, enjoyable and fun to use.
Drum kit and percussion teaching
Andy is a passionate teacher and provides best practice teaching and tailor made programmes for his students. He teaches all levels of ability and all ages, specialising in jazz, rock, world, funk and pop music styles as well as basic mallet percussion and general hand percussion including African djembe, tambour and conga techniques. Andy currently teaches across a number of private and public schools in Melbourne and is in high demand as a teacher. If you are interested in having lessons click here.
Andy is so exciting to announce that his brand new book is now available to purchase as a paperback in the online store. This new book has over 200 pages of material. If you are a beginner drummer then this is the book for you! This book will teach you how to read, play essential grooves, learn rudiments and teach you how to improvise on the drum kit!
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Book testimonials -
“I’ve worked with Andy Horneman as a Music Educator for nearly 5 years. His keen ability to identify a student’s needs and spark their keen interest in percussion is exceptional. His insight into the process of developing a drummer’s skills transcends their age or playing ability. I know that the fundamentals, expressive ideas and inspiration found in his book will be equally rewarding to both teacher and student.”
— Shaun Evans, Director of Music, Braemar College.
“It’s always exciting to see new training material for young musicians; even more so when you know the person behind the pages. Andy is not only a hard working, talented percussionist but someone who cares about the development of young musicians. A practitioner of everything contained in this book and a proficient and capable musician. Andy’s musicianship shines when he sits behind the kit; bringing his own personality and the joy of music making to all he does. And he’s a great guy!”
— Brian Hogg, Composer/Arranger, The Salvo Big Band.
Enjoy your drumming journey with Creating Your Sound for the beginner drummer!