ABCDRUMS STUDIO

PÉDAGOGY & TEACHING

The ABCDrums Studio is also a place of teaching around current music approved by the national circuit of the Tama drum schools & of the Music Academy International.

We offer Workshops in bass, drums, guitar, piano for beginers, percussion, MAO and ensemble classes oriented on improvisation through contemporary music, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Pop Music.

Our pedagogy favors above all the pleasure of practicing music.

We put our experience of professional musicians at the service of our customers in order to immerse you in sharing situations as much as possible. We promote group rehearsals, bass & drums, orchestral groups, live and recordings.

Here are some of the intervening musicians that Studio ABCDrums has hosted as part of internships & master class.

(non-exhaustive list)

Andre Cecarelli, Alain Gozzo, Alain Perissat, Chuck Silverman, Dominique Di Piazza, François Laizeau, Franck Marco, Guy Brogle, Jeff Boudreau, Jean Michel Cazenave, Luis Conte, Maria Ponce Fernandez, Michel Visse, Ron Thaler, Steve Houghton…

DRUMS

Active musician, Eric Thiévon has collaborated with various band and artists.

A knowledgeable educator, he is the author of numerous manuals dedicated to learning the drums, editor of educational note books for Batteur Magazine, Blues Magazine and Cour2Batterie.

Educational Director for various event & festivals in France (National Network of Tama Schools France, Studio ABCDrums, Cognac Blues Passion, Grenoble Jazz Festival, Percupassion, Gresiblues, Top Of Ze Rock…)

Teaching for beginners as well as more advanced levels, for children from 7 years old as for adults.

A program adapted to everyone around all the techniques related to drums, learning Rhythms Music theory, Working in tandem bass / drums or piano / drums, study of various styles in current music and playing on play backing tracks.

 

GUITAR

Christophe Mannarelli is an active musician and teacher who has collaborated with numerous Bands and Artists.

True virtuoso of the six strings, graduate of the C.M.C.N, graduate of State in Modern Music, teacher at the conservatory of Romans and at the ABCDrums studio for 15 years.

A la carte courses for beginners as well as more advanced levels, for children from 7 years old as for adults.

A program adapted to everyone around all modern techniques related to the guitar, rhythm & harmony, study of various styles in contemporary music.

Weekly sessions 1/2 hour or 1 hour for the most motivated.

BASS

Christophe Mannarelli is an active musician and teacher who has collaborated with numerous Bands and Artists.

True virtuoso of the six strings, graduate of the C.M.C.N, graduate of State in Modern Music, teacher at the conservatory of Romans and at the ABCDrums studio for 15 years.

A la carte courses for beginners as well as more advanced levels, for children from 7 years old as for adults.

Eric Thievon, drummer & bass player also offers bass lessons reserved only for beginners for a first year of instrument.

Programs oriented towards the basic techniques of bass, rhythm & harmony, tandem bass & drums, study of various styles in contemporary music.

Weekly sessions 1/2 hour or 1 hour for the most motivated.

MUSIC INTRODUCTION FOR KIDS

Weekly lessons of 1/2 hour reserved for children between 4 and 7 years old.

Eric Thievon offers this musical awakening around multiple percussions, through rhythm games where children also discover other instruments such as bass, drums, guitar or piano.

For Christmas and / or Easter, children create and record a musical tale punctuated by rhythms and sound effects!

1/2 hour sessions between 2 and 4 children.

PIANO FOR BEGINNERS

Eric Thievon, offers piano initiation lessons for a first year of learning.

A program focused on the basic techniques of the instrument, rhythm, coordination of the two hands, the approach of treble clefs and fa, the study of simple songs and various styles around current music.

Weekly sessions 1/2 hour or 1 hour. Only for beginners

PERCUSSION

Eric Thievon, drummer & percussionist offers introductory percussion sessions in specific 2-hour sessions

Discovery of Brazilian percussion around the batucada (surdo, contra surdo, tamborim, agogo, caixa, cuica…) and Cuban rhythms, chachacha, bolero, montuno sound (congas, bongos, timpani, guiro, bells…)

COMPUTER ASSISTED MUSIC

Come and discover the environment of Computer Assisted Music and more broadly the approach to sound techniques.

Sessions discovered by specific 2-hour sessions.

Equipment available: IMac, Presonnus table, Cubase SX Pro software, Effects, set of microphones dedicated to recording all types of instruments.

Drummer Eric Thievon offers introductory lessons for beginners.

Eric Francavilla, renowned guitarist and sound engineer with long experience, offers advanced courses on the different sound techniques, mixing and mastering.

ENSEMBLE CLASS

Sessions for all musicians who already have a year and more of lessons and knowledge of their instrument.

Supervised by Eric Thievon, drummer, bassist & musical director, Studio ABCDrums offers monthly sessions of 1:30 (9 sessions a year) to learn to play in groups around a varied repertoire of current music (rock pop, blues, variety…)

Depending on the level of each and after hearing, groups are formed with vocals, bass, guitars, keyboards …

The musical year ends with a video recording and / or a live performance.

BAND COACHING

For any band who need help !

These occasional sessions of 2 or 3 hours depending on experience, are supervised by Eric Thievon, multi instrumentalist & musical director.

They are aimed at musicians oriented to current music who want to improve their group play, improve their listening and their osmosis, become aware of the inter-action between each instrument, try new arrangements on their own songs.

SUMMER SESSION

At specific periods during school holidays or Week Ends, the Studio ABCDrums offers day courses to give you the benefit of professional advice, perfect your instrumental technique, introduction to group play for the youngest, and for adults, enjoy ensemble class.

For Bass, Guitar, Drums, Vocals…