Drum Lessons

Ayumi Inoue

Areas of Work: Suffolk, Nassau

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles Taught: Rock, Metal, Hip Hop, Electronica, Music Production, Songwriting, Recording, Mixing

Levels Taught:

Music Production: 

Logic Pro X: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Propellerhead Reason: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Drums: Beginning, Intermediate

Guitar: Beginning, Intermediate

 

Ayumi is a self-taught musician, who started playing drums as a teenager. He quickly formed a metal band as a drummer, starting with benefit shows and eventually sharing the stage with touring bands across Long Island. As he developed as a drummer, he played with several bands and musicians to explore the different styles of indie rock and metal.

As he transferred to a new university, he was no longer able to play drums as he once had. A friend introduced him to Propellerhead Reason, a digital audio software, and he began digging deep into music production and songwriting. He picked up guitar, bass, and piano along the way and began creating a repertoire of solo works, influenced by Eastern vibes and hip hop elements.

Currently, he is part of a music production duo, Aurora Spectra, where he utilizes up-to-date softwares such as Logic Pro X and Native Instruments to create diverse works, ranging from atmospheric electronica, alternative rock and video game tunes. Aurora Spectra was given the opportunity to perform in NYC, where they mixed live and electronic elements into their performance. He recently began teaching drums, guitar, and music production to students as young as 8 to students in their 30’s.


Julian Maultsby

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Areas of Work: Nassau, Queens, Suffolk

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles: Rock, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Music Theory, Musical Theatre

Levels Taught:

Guitar: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Bass: Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced

Drums: Beginning, Intermediate

Piano: Beginning, Intermediate

Voice: Beginning

 

Julian Maultsby has been playing music since he was 8 years old. He started off as a percussionist in his elementary school band. Since then he’s learned to love music through multiple genres and instruments, most notably on the guitar and bass.

Throughout high school, he was instructed on the guitar by Latin jazz artist Michelle Marie. To further his education, he attended Molloy College for his Bachelors in Music, with a concentration in classical guitar (instructed by Dan McGann and Christopher Gotzen-Berg) as well as voice (instructed by Terence Goff and Nicholas Dosman). While studying guitar and voice, he was also the drummer for the jazz ensemble, which travelled to Ireland to play at Dundalk IT in 2014.

He is a self taught bassist and is an avid performer with his band Medicine Fish. He has also performed in various musicals, both on stage and in pit bands. He is currently attending the Nassau Community College Studio Recording Technologies program to better understand the production side of music using Pro Tools.

Julian believes music, being an art form, is an essential element to everyone’s well being because at its core, it’s just pure fun. Julian believes that the more you play, the better you get; the better you get, the more you want to learn; and the more you learn, the more you want to play: a never-ending cycle that constantly brings happiness!


Ben PinNola

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Areas of Work: Nassau County, Western Suffolk

Ages Taught: All Ages

Styles: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Blues, Folk, NYSSMA prep, Music Theory, Composition and Arranging

Levels Taught:

Saxophone: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Guitar: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Bass:  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Piano:  Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Flute: Beginner, Intermediate

Clarinet: Beginner, Intermediate

Drums: Beginner, Intermediate

Voice: Beginner, Intermediate

 

Ben Pinnola is a musician, composer, performer and music teacher from Long Island, New York. Ben is a multi-instrumentalist and performs regularly on saxophone, guitar, bass guitar, piano, percussion and vocals. Ben performs at music venues, restaurants and private parties all over the Long Island and New York City area. He plays in jazz bands, rock bands, pop groups, concert orchestras and also performs solo.

Ben plays as a featured musician, all over the New York City area, at venues such as The Cutting Room, The Bitter End, Mercury Lounge, Rough Trade NYC, Cornelia Street Cafe, The Amphitheater at Bald Hill, Tilles Center for the Performing Arts, Revolution Music Hall, 89 North Music Hall and more. He plays with jazz bands, rock bands, pop groups, concert orchestras as well as performing solo. Ben enjoys playing music of all genres.

Ben earned a Bachelor's Degree in Music Performance from Five Towns College, graduating as a member of the Phi Sigma Eta Honor Society. Ben also created and performed two original arrangements with the Vocal Jazz at the seasonal concerts at Five Towns College.

Ben's latest musical endeavor is an original music band called GeoTribe, in which Ben composes and sings as well as plays piano and saxophone. GeoTribe is a jam band who's sound is influenced by rock, funk, jazz, folk and beyond. Ben also has jazz project called the Fresh Tones. The Fresh Tones have been featured live on WUSB 90.1FM. They play original compositions, as well as jazz standards. Ben grew up in a musical household, and has been playing music his whole life. He has been playing professionally with his father’s band, The Suburban Brothers Band, since the age of 15.

Ben has a deep passion for music, that he shares whether he is on stage or in a music lesson. Ben loves to teach students of all ages and skill level. Ben has taught private music lessons for over ten years on Saxophone, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Piano, Clarinet, Flute, Drums and Voice.


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