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!Show More
Speaks German, English
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Athan is the best! So patient and so helpful!
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.Show More
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.
really good at split second lessons
answers all of your questions really well and with more deatail
Very nice person i am glad to have him as a teacher!
great song choices
gives good feedback. sends videos about how to play that song witch really helps.
shares super good information on what you need to work on.
gives you good feed back and picks great songs for you to practice.
gives good feedback. Really helpful and kind.
super great lesson. all lessons are like that.
best teacher i have ever had. really nice and really helps you if you need it.
Great instructor, motivates the student
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.
I enjoyed my first lesson because Athan is encouraging and I like his approach to learning. Unfortunately, the video quality is not great.
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!
I can’t say enough...Athan is so upbeat, personable and knowledgeable. 👍🏻
My son is loving his time with Athan. He feels encouraged and is having fun.
it was awesome and really informative. Athan was really nice.
Always an awesome lesson with Athan!
Super easy to work with and looking forward to next week already.
the best one of my faret
athan is the best
Athan is very informative and knowledgeable and patient, I learned a lot about arrangement and composition, and I hope to learn more.
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!
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!
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!
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!
Athan is so great for Hayden. His enthusiasm is so appreciated.
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.
Excellent drum teacher. Knows exactly my strengh and weakness and apply his teaching skills to right level of learning scale.
Great personality as well.
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!
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!
Awesome teacher. My 10 yr son enjoys his classes with Athan. Thorough and very good with handling kids.
Friendly personality and appears very passionate about his music.
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!!
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. =)Show More
I really enjoy Athan's approach to teaching. He changed my life musically!!!
I learned so much! He is a great teacher, super relaxed and friendly. Would recommend to anyone looking to gain some great drum knowledge :)
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
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.
New York Broadway Musical Festival
California State University Northridge
California State University Northridge
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Angel City Arts Foundation
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