I'm passionate about learning and sharing what I learn with others. My teaching methods focus on building a technical and rhythmic foundation that allows for the emergence of confident accompaniment and improvisation. While any one instrument has it's own unique language, I also integrate over-arching principles of body mechanics, practicing, and rhythm that can be applied to any type of percussion playing.
Here are the instruments I offer:

riq
cajon
congas
bongos
pandeiro
Venezuelan maracas
frame drum (lap style)
darbuka
kanjira

Contact me at jpsmith89@gmail.com
to learn more about meeting up on Skype or live in NYC.