Drum Studio 4

Drum Studio 4
May 24, 2017 Linne

“Our son has been enjoying weekly drum lessons with Eric Samse since January 2010, first for 30 minutes then a full hour.  We’ve watched our son develop so much during this time including his passion for music and his percussion skills and also his personal confidence and self-esteem.  His percussion skills have enabled him to participate in his high school rock band for the past two years which he really enjoys and gives him the opportunity to flex his drum muscles and perform in front of live audiences.  Our son is on the high end of the Autism spectrum and sometimes lacks flexibility.  This never fazed Eric.  He adjusted his teaching style to fit our son.  Eric let our son take the lead through his exploration of music, knowing when to encourage and when to give a little nudge. Our son spent one full summer repeating one beat, when suddenly he wanted to move on. Eric began expanding his repertoire weekly.  And they continue to grow.  Eric just waited it out and guided our son when he was ready. Our whole family greatly appreciates the relationship our son shares with Eric: the comradery, the instruction, the exploration of a variety of music, the personal development beyond music and making the whole thing fun every time.”