Athan Gousios

Athan G.

North Hills, CA
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About

Athan passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Athan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2012

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

Languages

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

Photos & Videos

Online Lessons Introduction
Playing small group Jazz!
A video tour of the teaching studio.
Two professional level drum kits, for hands-on learning!

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Access to professional grade gear to provide the student with the best learning experience possible.

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Parents/observers always welcome!

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24 Reviews

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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

Great

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 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 :)

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