Athan Gousios

Athan G.

North Hills, CA

About Athan G.

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Athan teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2012
Last sign in: Today

Overview

Hello potential students, my name is Athan G. and I would love to be your new teacher! I have been teaching for over eight years, and love it as much as I love music itself. I have extensive experience in helping students reach their goals, becoming the best drummers and musicians that they can be. As a musician, I have been fortunate to study and play with some of L.A.'s top musicians, participating in the country's top student groups and receiving honors at many music festivals and competitions. The lessons I've learned from these great experiences I hope to pass on to you, the student, in order to help you get the most out of our lessons and to turn you into the best musician that you can be. Whether beginner or advanced, and any genre from jazz to rock to hip hop, I feel I have the knowledge to take your drumming and music-making to the highest level (and of course, have a blast doing it!) I have a passion for teaching, and would love to have you as my student!

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Online Lessons Introduction

Experience

On Site Studio Drummer
Feb 2017 - Present
NGM Tracks

Providing professional drum tracks (and compositions) for a variety of different musical styles, used in network television as background music. Credits include E! news, National Geographic, A&E and MTV

Composer's Apprentice
Nov 2015 - Present
Pangrazio Music

Working along side Emmy-nominated film and TV composer, duties included everything from setting up sessions to making supply runs to orchestrating parts.

CSUN Jazz A Band
Jan 2014 - Present
Califonia State University Northridge

One of the top collegiate jazz ensembles in the country, CSUN Jazz A band has toured the wold and won various accolades including Downbeat Magazine's top collegiate big band and multiple wins from jazz festivals across the country.

Orchestrator/Composer
Mar 2016 - Aug 2016
New York Broadway Musical Festival

Education

Jazz Performance/Composition
Aug 2013 - May 2016
California State University Northridge
Jazz Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2016
California State University Northridge

Languages Spoken

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
German
Professional Proficiency

Awards

Angel City Young Artist Competition Scholarship Award
Sep 2014
Angel City Arts Foundation
Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Musician Award
Apr 2014
Peter Epstein

11 Reviews on Athan G.

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Hong M. Mar 18, 2017
Verified Student · Drum · In studio
Excellent drum teacher. Knows exactly my strengh and weakness and apply his teaching skills to right level of learning scale.
Great personality as well.
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Nevalee M. Mar 1, 2017
Verified Student · Drum · In home
It was our first lesson with Athan, but he made a great impression! He knows his stuff, was personable and friendly. We look forward to working with him!
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Sanjay T. Jan 31, 2017
Verified Student · Drum · Online
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Greg Jan 18, 2017
Verified Student · Drum · Online
Athan really knows his instrument. He can quickly find your technical deficiencies and determine how you can overcome them. He's laid back and easy to communicate with. Highly recommended!
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Sanjay Dec 9, 2016
· Drum · Online
Awesome teacher. My 10 yr son enjoys his classes with Athan. Thorough and very good with handling kids.
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Julie Price Oct 27, 2016
Verified Student · Drum · Online
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Krish Jun 11, 2016
Verified Student · Drum · Online
Friendly personality and appears very passionate about his music.
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Shai G. Aug 28, 2015
· Drum · In studio
Athan is a fantastic teacher and drummer! He is patient, encouraging, and very helpful! He is such a wonderful drummer, and is able to convey any concept in any style to a student of any level. Strongly recommended!!
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Judy L. Jun 6, 2015
Verified Student · Drum · In studio
Athan is such a patient instructor. With me being an "older" student who doesn't learn as fast as I used to, he is very encouraging and nurturing. He is very talented and overall a great teacher. I hope I will become as good as him as a drummer one day. =)
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Ben M. Feb 9, 2015
· Drum · In studio
I really enjoy Athan's approach to teaching. He changed my life musically!!!
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