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I am a lucky person who was able to take the Michael Alba Drum Program. This program is of course for those who want to learn advanced tech, but I think it's a good opportunity to learn more about your attitude as a drummer and what's important as a drummer. I've been playing the drums for years, and Michael quickly read the wrong styles and guided me in the right direction. It reads the motivation of the students, finds the shortcomings, and teaches the practice method that suits each student. Above all, he is a person who is pleased to share what he has and for his students to absorb it. In addition, the students are naturally pulled and motivated. It's the perfect program for you who are passionate about improving as a drummer.
If you’re reading the testimonials because you’re curious about Michael Alba’s drum program, you’re probably thinking, how much is all this going to cost, and is it worth it? I wouldn’t even be writing a testimonial if it wasn’t worth writing about. Every bit of time at his studio (we’d even go over the said time), the travel time (I live on the opposite end of metro manila), the blisters on my hands from day one, listening to different music styles, practicing… everything was worth it. And I would go through it all over again.
Module 1 was really effective. In my own opinion, the program shows the right direction to take in order to achieve a solid sound and be a well-rounded drummer. The course focuses on what is important in order to be an effective drummer. It’s all about GROOVE and making that GROOVE sound the best that it can be.
Sir Mike's attention to detail and easy-going approach to his teaching plus his years of training and experience all make for very productive learning environment. This was definitely a worthwhile experience!
ALDO VERGEL DE DIOS
The Program eliminated my bad habits, improved my good habits, and made me fall in love more with my instrument. I learned to breakdown song parts, read and write drum notes, and play whilst reading drum notes. I also learned so many exercises and workouts. I just matured more musically. I finally learned how to use metal brushes properly!”
Before Module 1... My Son Wakin play the drums as a little boy... But now he sounds like a MAN! Thank you so much maestro Mike....my son looks up to you like a Dad... I am forever Grateful to u maestro for bringing JOY to Wakin's passion.
Growing up singing, playing the piano, and guitar, drumming has been a completely new challenge for me. Learning of the program could not have come at a better time for me. I quickly reserved my spot as slots filled fast. From my first day I knew I was in a quality environment. My improvements have given me great determination to continue exploring the drums. In Michael Alba's Program, you build a strong platform of techniques and skills which prepare you for your drumming journey. I highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in drumming.
MARIE JAVIER TANTONSan Jose Ca. U.S.A.
Sir, thank you for teaching us the discipline in practicing ("push yourself to the limit" ), which also taught me how to manage and balance my time. You made note reading and writing easy even though I don't have any background knowledge. ...You taught us how important it is to pay attention to the correct details of the songs, to be effective and to enjoy playing! Thank you for being generous in sharing your knowledge and skills, and for always encouraging us. I will never forget the things you taught me. Thank you for being patient! Haha. The best experience, sir!
DRA. CHEL ROBLES
After almost 8 years of drumming, a moment of realization is enough for me to take a step to eradicate wrong muscle memory. At first, I was hesitant to enroll due to zero knowledge in note reading and writing, but I enrolled anyway and reiterated to myself "You need to take your craft to the next level". And yes the program did not much require prior experiences or music literacy, I found that out after our first few sessions - at first it only requires time, effort, discipline, and willingness to learn how to understand everything in Module 1.
When she was a kid, she dreamt about her desired instrument that one day she will play it. And that someday she will meet the legend famous drummer in their town Sir Michael Alba. She never thought that God will let their path crossed; she never thought that this man would be her teacher. It was God’s destiny that God provided people to pursue her dream; her strive, her professor in college, her good friend and her teacher. In the journey of learning, her teacher taught her that passion and patience is the key to refinement. And most importantly, Humility is the greatest foundation to success by admitting that you don’t get it right away, you keep doing mistakes, and you don’t play it perfectly in just one sitting. It takes time and practice to earn the confidence. But by doing so, then you will know, youll get there...
There wasn't a single session that was dull or boring because was always something new to learn and something to laugh or smile about. Plus, the songs were really enjoyable to play, particularly the drum solos we did afterwards. So, all in all, I'd really like to thank my batchmates for making my experience in Module 1 unforgettable. Coach Mike, I'm really grateful po for everything you taught me and helping me become a better and more disciplined drummer. I'm looking forward to learning again from you in the next Modules.”
What I love about the Training experience is the community that we had during our sessions with Sir Mike. We pushed one another to be the best and we gave support when someone didnt understand the note readinglessons or some parts of the song for the Groove Workout. It was definitely a worthwhile experience because the Program laid down the right foundation for us in playing the drums and taught us about the importance of having the right “sound” when playing. That its not all about chops but learning how, what, and when to give what the song is actually asking from us.
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