Alex Jenkins – Drum Instructor
Jazz, Rock, Funk, World, Hip Hop and Tabla
Alex has studied Music, Drums and Percussion at CSUS Sacramento, The Ali Akbar Khan School of Music in San Rafael and Drummers Collective in New York. In Addition, He performs and records regularly, around California and beyond, playing a variety of music (on both Drum set and Tabla) including, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Fusion, Indian Classical and just about everything in between. Due to his in-depth study of the music of different cultures, Alex’s playing transcends musical traditions and boundaries. His expression of rhythm is heavily influenced by his study of East Indian rhythm. As a result, Alex has become known for his creative approach to music and his unique ability to fuse rhythmic ideas from various disciplines, into one cohesive sound.
Alex’s teaching approach is based on theme and variation. By focussing on one idea at a time, each student is better able to expand and maximize creativity and self expression. Emphasis is placed on technique, cross pollination of styles and relaxation.
Available for lessons on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays