Alan Schechner

Video Conference Lessons Available



Teaches at The Magic Flute
Will Travel

Funk, Jazz, Latin, Pop, Rock, World
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Private lessons with Alan will help everyone from the absolute beginner to the seasoned pro. Alan’s focus is on helping his students develop the skills necessary to become a well-rounded and creative drummer. Students will learn:
– Timing
– Hand technique
– Foot technique
– Multiple musical styles (Rock, Funk, Jazz, World Rhythms etc.)
– Reading
– Dynamics
– Transcribing
– Soloing concepts- Coordination
– Chart interpretation
– Developing creativity
– and much more…


Alan Schechner has been playing the drums since the age of 11. He formally studied music from junior high through college where he earned an A.A. degree in music. In addition, he took 16 years of private lessons in technique, reading, soloing, and multiple musical styles from teaching legend Chuck Brown. This prepared him for work with Eric Martin (vocalist with “Mr. Big”), as well as numerous other pop, rock, world, Top 40, and R&B bands, and stints performing for musical theater, opera, and symphony orchestras. He was also a national finalist in the Guitar Center Drum-Off competition.

A dedicated educator and performer, Alan teaches privately in San Rafael, California, and is the author of the highly acclaimed book, “The Art Of Transcribing-Drum Set Book One”, published by Mel Bay, and available at The Magic Flute. His follow up book, “The Art Of Transcribing-Drum Set Book Two” is available at this Amazon Link. Alan has also released an instructional DVD entitled, “Coordination and Groove”, which is available at The Magic Flute as well. For more information about Alan, please visit the website listed below.


Contact Info

(415) 595-1059