Name: Michael Heidepriem
Age: 32 Jahre
Teaches you in: Drums
Education: Musik Akademie Basel
Plays drums since: 13 Jahren
Teaches drums since: 9 Jahren
Languages: German, English
Styles: Jazz, Rock, Pop, Funk
Influences: Elvin Jones, Tony Williams, Billy Higgins, Paul Motian, Eric Harland, Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Steve Jordan...
The sound of drums at live concerts has always fascinated me from an early age. Through the saxophone, I then started playing the drums.
What fascinates you about the drums?
Firstly, the variety of sounds and the creative use of them. Then the physical experience of music and the coordinative stimuli. Last but not least, the special role of the drummer in a band!
What is the most important thing for you when practicing?
The fun and the consistency. I always try to discuss the tasks well with the students and offer creative opportunities for independent practice! At the same time, I am an advocate of regular short practice times spread throughout the week.
What do you pay particular attention to when teaching?
It is very important to me to respond to the needs and wishes of each pupil individually. Play and fun will always be in focus! I also try to encourage creativity and inventiveness.
What has been your greatest experience as a musician so far?
Every time I get together with other people and we immerse ourselves in music together, it is a very special feeling. Anyone who has ever experienced this state knows what I am talking about.
On which equipment do you prefer to play?
A great attraction of the drums for me is the variety and combination possibilities of the instrument. That's why I'm always on the lookout for new instruments and sounds. That's why it can even occur that I play the drums with chopsticks :)
What else is important to you in your life besides music?
I like doing sports and being on the move in general! Nature also always plays an important role.