Athan Gousios

Athan G.

North Hills, CA
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Hello potential students, my name is Athan 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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  • Background Checked
  • Speaks German, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Reviews (56)

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Dymond Sep 15, 2019
Arrangement and Composition · Online

Athan is the best! So patient and so helpful!

Jennifer May 14, 2019
Drum · Online


Daniel Apr 20, 2019
Drum · Online

Kanai Mar 21, 2019
Drum · Online

Athan is teaching my 10 year old son. So far we have only done one lesson but it was a great experience and we hope to do many more. He has a very easy to understand, clear way of instructing. He is also very upbeat, and seems to genuinely care about the progress of his students.

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chris harvey Mar 19, 2019
Drum · Online

Jennifer Feb 19, 2019
Drum · Online

really nice

Vera Feb 18, 2019
Drum · Online

Always a great experience to work with Athan. He immediately understands my drumming needs. Athan has tremendous focus and is extremely helpful. I come away from my lesson with my questions answered.

Jennifer Feb 12, 2019
Drum · Online

super nice

Jennifer Jan 31, 2019
Drum · Online

really good at split second lessons

Jennifer Jan 29, 2019
Drum · Online


Jennifer Jan 22, 2019
Drum · Online

answers all of your questions really well and with more deatail

Kelley K. Jan 21, 2019
Drum · Online

Very nice person i am glad to have him as a teacher!

Jennifer Jan 15, 2019
Drum · Online

great song choices

Jennifer Jan 8, 2019
Drum · Online

gives good feedback. sends videos about how to play that song witch really helps.

Jennifer Jan 1, 2019
Drum · Online

shares super good information on what you need to work on.

Jennifer Dec 18, 2018
Drum · Online

gives you good feed back and picks great songs for you to practice.

Jennifer Dec 11, 2018
Drum · Online

gives good feedback. Really helpful and kind.

Jennifer Dec 4, 2018
Drum · Online

super great lesson. all lessons are like that.

Jennifer Nov 27, 2018
Drum · Online

best teacher i have ever had. really nice and really helps you if you need it.

Pierre Sep 4, 2018
Drum · Online

Great instructor, motivates the student

Pierre Aug 28, 2018
Drum · Online

Patricio C. Aug 1, 2018
Drum · Online

Athan is flexible (client focused), rigorous, challenging, focused and a lot of fun. A great combination of qualities in a teacher!! I'm really looking forward to continuing my learning program with him.

Leo Jul 25, 2018
· Online

Very patient
Sends pdf
Gives homework

Jean Jul 16, 2018
Drum · Online

Vera Jul 9, 2018
Drum · Online

I enjoyed my first lesson because Athan is encouraging and I like his approach to learning. Unfortunately, the video quality is not great.

Paula D. Mar 2, 2018
Arrangement and Composition · Online

Athan is very helpful and informative and knowledgeable, and he teaches me in a way that I can understand. He is also very supportive, and i THINK i AM MAKING A LOT OF PROGRESS WORKING WITH HIM. Definitely several points above average!

Sanjay T. Feb 15, 2018
Drum · Online

Christian Feb 2, 2018
Drum · In home

I can’t say enough...Athan is so upbeat, personable and knowledgeable. 👍🏻

Everett Jan 25, 2018
Drum · Online

My son is loving his time with Athan. He feels encouraged and is having fun.

Jennifer Jan 7, 2018
Drum · Online

it was awesome and really informative. Athan was really nice.

Jason Miazza Jan 6, 2018
Drum · Online

Always an awesome lesson with Athan!

Jason Miazza Dec 12, 2017
Drum · Online

Super easy to work with and looking forward to next week already.

Leslie S. Nov 14, 2017
Drum · Online

the best one of my faret

Leslie S. Nov 7, 2017
Drum · Online

athan is the best

Paula D. Oct 27, 2017
Arrangement and Composition · Online

Athan is very informative and knowledgeable and patient, I learned a lot about arrangement and composition, and I hope to learn more.

Leslie S. Oct 24, 2017
Drum · Online

Paula D. Oct 20, 2017
Arrangement and Composition · Online

Athan is very patient, informative, and positive as a composition and arranging teacher. Definitely several points above average! I am learning a lot and have been making significant progress musically with these lessons!

Paula D. Sep 29, 2017
Arrangement and Composition · Online

Athan is a very helpful and knowledgeable and patient teacher. I feel much more optimistic and hopeful about being able to compose and eventually arrange music. Definitely several points above average!

Paula D. Sep 1, 2017
Arrangement and Composition · Online

Excellent first session,Reviewed some information I already know and learned new information and skills for writing melodies, Athan was very patient and very professional. Definitely several points above average!

Paula D. Sep 1, 2017
Arrangement and Composition · Online

Excellent first lesson. Athan helped me review what I knew and helped ma gain some new composing skills. He was patient and professional. Definitely several points above average!

Julie Price Aug 29, 2017
Drum · Online


Hayden Aug 15, 2017
Drum · Online

Athan is so great for Hayden. His enthusiasm is so appreciated.

Sanjay T. Aug 1, 2017
Drum · Online

Julie Price May 18, 2017
Drum · Online

Scott Apr 9, 2017
Drum · In home

Athan has a really easy going teaching style and makes it very easy to learn. The exercises were very well applied and tuned into the music I also liked to hear. He was open to hearing my comments and working with my feedback during the lesson. Overall, I'd definitely recommend Athan to others.

A really good guy as well.

Thank you for the experience.

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Hong M. Mar 18, 2017
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.

Nevalee M. Mar 1, 2017
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!

Sanjay T. Jan 31, 2017
Drum · Online

Greg E. Jan 18, 2017
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!

Sanjay Dec 9, 2016
Drum · Online

Awesome teacher. My 10 yr son enjoys his classes with Athan. Thorough and very good with handling kids.

Julie Price Oct 27, 2016
Drum · Online

Krish Jun 11, 2016
Drum · Online

Friendly personality and appears very passionate about his music.

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!!

Judy L. Jun 6, 2015
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!!!

Paul S. Feb 2, 2015
Drum · In studio

I learned so much! He is a great teacher, super relaxed and friendly. Would recommend to anyone looking to gain some great drum knowledge :)


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

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.

Mar 2016 - Aug 2016

New York Broadway Musical Festival


Jazz Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2016

California State University Northridge

Jazz Performance/Composition
Aug 2013 - May 2016

California State University Northridge



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Angel City Young Artist Competition Scholarship Award
Sep 2014

Angel City Arts Foundation

Reno Jazz Festival Outstanding Musician Award
Apr 2014

Peter Epstein

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