Learn to play drums the Mindful Way!
I teach drums, kit, and percussion (frame drum etc.) and have long experience from teaching privately in my own studio, at Kulturskolan and Kulturama, Stockholm, at Kulturskolen, Nesodden, Ski videregående, Ski and at The Norwegian Academy of Music in Oslo among others. I also teach a drumline of only nurses!
In addition I love mentoring creatives and other people on the path to find their inner, true self, their dream or as a guide/ support on the path of realizing a project, a wish, a dream.
I offer exclusive private drum lessons, online lessons and mentoring hours in my studio at Nesodden outside Oslo or via Skype. I hold workshops in Mindful Drumming on demand. For booking, questions and more, go here.
Maria Bovin de Labbé has taught drums to my son since 2012. During this period, he has developed tremendously both as a musician and person due to her teaching.
Maria has good knowledge about different genres and the ability to transfer the knowledge in a way that has awaken a curiosity and interest in the student to expand his repertoire. She is motivating to further practicing in a way that doesn't seam oppressive but instead inspires to practice for ones own sake.
In addition to being a teacher and inspirator I believe my son has experienced Maria as a good person to speak with when it comes to themes in relation to his musical development but also in other areas of life.
"Lisa" (23 years old with eating disorder) after working with Maria regularly for approx. 2 years:
The "work" with Maria has had much to say to get back to the zest of, and lust for life. She's given me faith in myself, encouraged me to listen to my inner self and accept my feelings. I've become aware of life's bright spots, and with Maria's "baby-steps" constantly focused on the little progress that has happened and thus given impetus to further development. The "work" has been very visual and Maria's drawings have been a great inspiration. She hasn't been too demanding, but given little "pushes" and constant been an indisputable support. As if we together - hand in hand - should make it all a little bit better.
With a positive and constructive approach to the disease Maria has convinced a "good girl" that "good enough" is fine and that "perfect" is boring. Her calm, motherly and still youthful nature has had an amazing effect and immediately invited to trust and familiarity. I have become aware of the close relationship between food and feelings, and that it is better to accept the feelings and "stand in it" than using food to mute or choke the difficult.
Maria Bovin de Labbé er en kunstner, også når det kommer til undervisning. Fra og med første trommetime gjorde hun det mulig for meg å få tilgang til erfaringer jeg hadde på andre områder, og hjalp meg til å overføre disse til trommingen, slik at vi kunne komme in i et kunstnerisk øvelsesfelt, selv om jeg hadde null kunnskaper om teknikk. Rett inn til kjernen. Og derfra kan det vokse organisk og tillitsfullt... Tusen takk, Maria!
Maria er en fantastisk coach som har hjulpet meg imponerende langt på svært kort tid! Hun har gitt meg verdifulle mentale verktøy og hjelp og råd til å sette opp strategier og konkrete mål. Maria har i tillegg en særegen kompetanse som gjør henne spesielt egnet til å veilede innenfor det kreative feltet. Detta, kombinert med en unik evne til å møte mennesker, gjør Maria til den beste coachen jeg kunne valgt. Hun viser stort og oppriktig engasjement for mitt prosjekt, og jeg ser frem til videre samarbeid med henne! Drømmen min føles nærmere enn noen gang.