JIM DOXAS

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BIo

 

Jim Doxas, a native Montréaler, was born into an artistically vibrant family, his father a classical guitarist, educator and recording engineer, and brother a saxophonist and composer. Before finding the drums, Jim played a number of other instruments: piano, violin, trumpet and French horn. Working alongside his father as a recording engineer was Jim’s first love. This all changed in his teens when he was “forced” to record acoustic drums for his father’s jingles….

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TeACHING

Much of my teaching style is derived from experiences throughout my formative years as a young musician. I had enormously influential music teachers who not only taught me essential skills, but also how to internalize new concepts. Essentially, I learned how I learn, and therefore now model this same paradigm by helping others do the same, regardless of their chosen instrument. Through the drums, every young musician has a unique voice. Consequently, it becomes a matter of allowing that voice to develop, whether through articulation, balance of sound, vocabulary, or by simplifying the many mechanical aspects of the drums. I believe that the drums not only provide movement and motion to music, but also a solid, melodic undercurrent, as well as strong rhythmic elements that define the instrument. My approach to teaching embodies all of these components, as I encourage students to unlock the many facets of the drums.

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