Allan Ritter
Los Angeles, CA
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Allan Ritter

Allan R.

Los Angeles, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I cater to the player! Not everyone learns the same way and I take that with heart. Weather you are visual, verbal, numerical, etc. I take that into consideration when teaching someone. I will build the foundation of rhythm with you as we expand on the notion of "time". Complete studio set-up allows me to record the lessons for the students as a learning tool. They can see how far they have come from Lesson one until the last. Message me and we will get started taking rhythm to a whole new level!

About Allan R.

Hello, My name is Allan and I have been playing drums/percussion for 24 years. I started off in the orchestra in middle school and have never stopped playing since then. I am a touring/studio musician playing with all different types of artist and styles. (I do not teach metal. Sorry never got into it) I specialize in funk/rock/jazz/blues/country/ and pop.

I make lessons fun and interesting. Sure there are times when you have to read out of a book, but I use fun and creative ways to take that material and apply it to each students needs.

Here at my house I am equipped with 2 drumsets, practice pad drumset, organ, piano, and guitars as well as recording capabilities to hear your progress. I also have an electronic drums set to come to your house if you are unable to travel.

I love music and I want to help you be comfortable in playing the style(s) you choose.


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2 Reviews
Aiden H.
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Is very patient with our son who is a drum beginner and has a great attitude toward his passion. He is a wounderful instructor, and we would highly recommend him.

Posted Dec 4, 2019
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In the time I’ve worked with Allan he has imparted me with priceless wisdom and simple, straight forward lessons in drum technique and music theory, music business, and countless other aspects of being a musician in Los Angeles. Patient and hard working. Highly recommended.

Posted Jul 7, 2019

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Band Director/Manager/drummer
Jan 2018 - Present

Hopi Bluesband

I manage the band, tours, finances, and overall direction of the Band. I do not write the material or own the material but I do produce the material. I am also the drummer. The Hopi Bluesband will also be Mojo Morganfields backing band (Muddy Waters youngest son) as well as Leon Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix Brother).

Band Director/Manager/drummer
Jan 2016 - Present


I co-write and co-produce this group EMG. They are a progressive/fusion/rock-jazz group. I handle all managerial dealing as well.

Studio Musician
Jan 2013 - Present

Andromiden records

I am a studio drummer for the label Amdromiden Recordings. I have been hired to do studio work with several different artists and tour with them as well.

Drum instructor
Jun 2005 - Present

Self Employed

I have been teaching drums/percussion independently for almost 15 years. The joy comes from seeing a student progress through their musical journey; having that sense of wonderment and enjoyment really keeps me going and passing the teaching of music down to the next generations.


Jan 2001 - Present

University of Life

Architecture/Conservatory of Music
Sep 2001 - Jun 2004

University of Cincinnati



Fluent / Native Proficiency


All-State Player
Dec 2000

State of Ohio

Was named an All-State player both my Junior and Senior Year of high school.


The Blues Foundation
Jan 2018
Our Mission is to preserve blues heritage, celebrate blues recording and performance, expand worldwide awareness of the blues, and ensure the future of the uniquely American art form.
Jan 2013
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
Jan 2011
ASCAP is a membership association of more than 625,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers. We uphold the value of our members’ music, and help them thrive alongside the businesses that use their music every day.

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