My name is Joey Silva and I teach and play Piano and Drums and Percussion. I performed on piano ensembles, Drums Across California, Jazz ensembles and Orchestras in college. I have a Masters Degree in music with emphasis in Piano Pedagogy from San Diego State University. I have taught music lessons for 14 years. I am patient and motivating towards all of my students. I enjoy seeing the student's achievements and progress in learning and playing their instrument. I focus my lessons on Music Theory and Ear-training in order for students interested in joining programs including Certificate of Merit. The Instruments I teach are Piano and Drums/Percussion. In Piano, I teach Classical, Contemporary, Pop, Patriotic, Some Jazz etc. I focus on elements including: Diatonic Major and Minor scales, Chord progressions, Technique, reading music and repertoire which can help you progress beyond the beginning stages. In Drums/Percussion, I teach the basic fundamentals that include; Rudiments, Groove patterns, and Technique which can be incorporated into many styles of music including; Rock, Latin-Samba, Contemporary, Jazz, Patriotic, Marching, Orchestral, Salsa and Reggae. These concepts are important for a student to succeed in any middle or high school performance group including Drumline, Percussion Ensemble, Rock Band and beyond. I teach Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels along with children and adults.