Learning to play drum can be more complicated than people expect – but a qualified teacher can get you keeping the beat in no time. Michael Bangrazi has even developed his own curriculum that gets a beginner started using the right skills, and soon drumming solid rhythms on a drum set. Already a drummer? Mike can help you polish your rhythms with his advanced techniques so you can become a more efficient player.
Expertise: Drums, Drum theory
Studio Location: Leominster
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Mike Bangrazi is a professional drummer/vocalist and teacher from Leominster, with an extensive background in various musical styles and over 12 years of teaching experience. Over the past 30+ years, Mike has performed in well over 25 bands & projects, playing in numerous recording sessions & countless performances all over New England.
Mike inherited his musical talent from his father- a prominent area jazz drummer/vocalist who played in a locally popular full time rock band touring N. America and recording 2 albums during the 70’s. That early exposure to music along with his own experience and jazz background has given Mike the musical sense to interpret various musical genres and teach to the learning style best suited for the student. A good portion of his teaching curriculum is dedicated to learning to play the drums with other musicians in a band/ensemble type setting.
Mike has introduced his teaching methods to City Music, Leominster- laying down the foundations for traditional techniques in modern drumming with rudiments, basic beats, & reading drum notation for beginner to advanced students. Mike has also developed his own curriculum with his upcoming book titled, “Rhythmic Syncopation”. The book centers around playing basic rhythms to more complex polyrhythms using various techniques that involve using all four limbs to play the drum set. It begins with basic drum notation, rudiments and common 4/4 beats along with various ostinatos. From there the exercises get more complex with concepts that involve playing counter type, linear, non-linear and other complex rhythms by combining various combinations of hand & foot patterns. There are also sections showing mathematical relationships in rhythmic context along with exercises dedicated to playing with double bass drums. The techniques are a useful tool for enhancing the ability to play the drum set more efficiently with 4-limb coordination.