John J. DiMartino

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Primary Instrument: Drums

Born: June 17, 1940    

1958: Attended St. Louis Institute of Music--St. Louis, MO

1960: Graduate of U. S. Naval School of Music--Washington D.C.

1983: Attended McKendree College. Major: Computer Science, Christian Education; Lebanon, IL

1993: Attended Portland Community College

Early days in ST Louis, MO

* Performed in St. Louis area society bands playing for weddings, religious functions, and special interest groups.

* Also backed up acts such as Rosemary Clooney and Frankie Lane.

* Performed with St. Louis Jazz Quartet touring the U.S. for two years entertaining University and College students as part of the Young Audience Concerts venue....
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Lake Ozark, MO

Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.

Available to provide lessons six days a week (not Sunday) between the hours of 10:00 A.M. and 3:00 P.M. My rate for a one hour lesson ( I don't do half hour lessons unless the student is age 10 or younger) is $40.00. For youngsters age 10 or younger, I will adjust the rate to $25.00.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
I'm also available for Drum Clinics ( Type of material covered depends on the purpose of the clinic, and if I am one of many performing, and instructing, or performing as sole clinician). For example, I can provide information regarding how to kick a big band, developing coordinated independence, and application of certain rudiments such as Paradiddles (Parastroking), and combining single strokes and double strokes to facilitate movement around the kit, and controlling dynamics and playing at different tempos.

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Pearl Drums, Sabian, and Zildjian cymbals, DW pedals, Black Panther Birds Eye Maple Snare, and Pearl Reference brass snare. Vic Firth Sticks.

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