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Meet Mike Fix

Phoenix native Mike Fix began playing drums at the early age of 11. After years of performing and perfecting his craft, Mike began his teaching career in 1999 at Paradise Valley High School and went on to teach in the Cave Creek and Scottsdale school districts as well.

Before starting Black Belt Drumming, Mike was a private instructor at Monkey Mambo Music School, Amy K Music Company, and AZ Music. He now teaches primarily out of his home studio in North Phoenix and to date has taught over 15,000 private drum lessons.

Throughout the course of his career, Mike has played drums for major motion pictures, on prime time T.V. show theme songs, and with multi platinum artists.

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Mike Fix is endorsed by Yamaha Drums as a Local Hero instructor and artist.


The Curriculum

Students will learn the following at each step

white stick
White stick

Intro to reading, rhythms, learn a song

yellow stick
Yellow stick

8th and 16th notes, beats and fills, rudiments, metronome, songs

green stick
Green stick

32nd notes, rudiments, triplets, 16th notes beats and fills, songs

blue stick
Blue stick

Speed and fluidity, funk, jazz, recording, ghost notes, foot speed, recording songs

red stick
Red stick

College drum line exercises, odd time, latin, advanced funk, ghost control, surprise recording sessions, serving the song

black stick
Black stick

Ready for battle