Drumming is Fun!
Is playing drums your dream and are you looking for a motivating drum teacher in Rotterdam? Not sure if your son or daughter is ready to start drum lessons? Are you an absolute beginner or have you played before and want to pick up your sticks after a break?
Trial Lesson and Flexibility
I'm Martin Hafizi, motivated drum teacher who can teach you hip grooves and striking fills in your favourite music style. Drumming is my big passion, so why not join in for a trial lesson in my studio in Overschie? The 10 lesson ‘strippenkaart’ offers you flexibility!
I have experience in many music genres and can teach you all styles, such as Pop - Jazz - Rock - Samba - Funk and more.
Intermediate - Advanced
All aspects of drumming and classical percussion are offered. Technique, flexibility, creativity, time keeping, coordination, timing, relaxed posture, theory, reading drum notes, new fills, grooves and solos! Learn hundreds of double bass drum rhythms, drum rudiments with feet, and much more with the heel toe technique! Sign up for a trial lesson!
Classical and modern Percussion
I also give classical and modern percussion lessons. Snare drum, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, hand percusion, timpani.
Sounds strange? Of course not! Check some of the greatest drummers – Mike Clark, Brian Blade, Dennis Chambers or Elvin Jones! Expressing your feeling is something else than just hitting the drums! You will learn to take risks and play with drive! Then you will enjoy expressing yourself with music even more!
Drum Lessons - Beginners
From the first lesson you will play on the whole drum set and learn essential beginner drum techniques, basic grooves and fills! Modern tuition materials and personalised exercises ! Play along with favourite tracks! The success comes with a good technique, relaxed attitude, a lot of fun, practising and inspiration!
Lessons at Your Home in Delft or Rotterdam?
If you have a drum set I can also come to your house! No drum set yet? I will help you to find one!
I also offer fun, comprehensive and well structured online drum sessions for beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Live feedback and instructions. Book a trial lesson or buy & try the 3 lesson Starter's Package!
Discover Percussion for Children
In a playful way children learn a musical basis. Playing percussion can help children express themselves and get in touch with their emotional state. Drumming or percussion helps us connect to our core, enhances our sense of empowerment and stimulates our creative expression. I often use techniques like lap drumming (hands on thighs), foot tapping, or small hand drums and other percussion instruments to introduce the idea of using your limbs to create rhythm. Let's meet and discuss moer details.
About Martin Hafizi
My passion for drumming started when I was very young. It hasn’t left me since then! As a drummer I regularly perform with different bands, one of them is Uvira / Bruno / Hafizi Trio. Besides my specialisation as a jazz and pop drummer, I am also a classical percussion player. I was educated by the top drummers Hans van Oosterhout, Joost Patocka, Hans Eijkenaar and Martijn Vink. I am involved in various music projects and play regularly around Europe and Asia – Taichung Jazz Festival (Taichung – Taiwan), A to JazZ Festival (Sofia – Bulgaria), Grachten Festival (Amsterdam – The Netherlands), Festival Urbano Dejanje (Ljubljana – Slovenia).
In 2018 Martin was 1st price winner of the competition "Keep an Eye The Records 2018" in Bimhuis, Amsterdam with his group the Half Easy Trio
You need to take risks, you never know if the end results will be beautiful or strange! - Brian Blade