Athan Gousios

Athan G.

North Hills, CA

About Athan G.

Background check: Last verified 11/11/2016
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Athan teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2012
Last sign in: Yesterday


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


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.


Mar 2016 - Aug 2016
New York Broadway Musical Festival


Jazz Performance/Compostion

Aug 2013 - May 2016
California State University Northridge

Jazz Performance

Aug 2013 - May 2016
California State University Northridge

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional 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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8 Reviews on Athan G.

Greg Jan 18, 2017
Drum · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
Krish Jun 11, 2016
Drum · Online
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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. =)
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 :)
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