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Accelerate your Drumming with Proven Techniques from a long-time Professional Studio Musician.
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I have taught drums for ten years, and strive to provide each student with exactly what they need to excel. I have extensive training, both from CSUN as a Jazz Performance major and performing around the world in various groups. From basic technique, to advanced technical and musical studies, my wealth of knowledge and experience will help you improve immensely. I teach based on each individual student in order to provide you with the best and most fun learning experience.
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Hello potential students! I have been teaching music for over eight years, and love teaching as much as music itself. As someone who started late (began drumming at age 16), and quickly progressed from complete (i.e. terrible) beginner to studying at nationally ranked CSU Northridge's jazz program, to making a full-time career as a performing and session musician in Los Angeles, I can speak from experience that all of my teachings are focused on rapid, worthwhile, and long-lasting musical skill building. No student deserves exercises for the sake of exercises! All of the information I teach has been battle-tested and proven, by both myself, and my studio of 15-20 weekly students, to help you grow and succeed in your musical pursuits. Every student deserves only the best and most useful information to inspire their musical journey. As a teacher and full-time professional musician, I strive to provide you that experience! Having spent my early career seeking out the world's best teachers and mentors (and continuing to do so), and with performance experience ranging from live television, radio airplay, and multiple tours with Grammy, Tony and Oscar winning talents, I continue to strive to be the best musician I can be, and pass that information on to you! In 2019, I played drums on over 150 professional recordings, including work with TV networks NBC, E!, MTV, and Discovery, as well as recordings for numerous indie and commercial artists. 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 possible musician that you can be. Whether beginner or advanced, any genre from jazz to rock to hip hop to metal, 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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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 2012

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Jazz Performance

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Teaches ages 6+

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Athan G.
Teaches Online
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Accelerate your Drumming with Proven Techniques from a long-time Professional Studio Musician.
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
I have taught drums for ten years, and strive to provide each student with exactly what they need to excel. I have extensive training, both from CSUN as a Jazz Performance major and performing around the world in various groups. From basic technique, to advanced technical and musical studies, my wealth of knowledge and experience will help you improve immensely. I teach based on each individual student in order to provide you with the best and most fun learning experience.
About Athan G.

Hello potential students! I have been teaching music for over eight years, and love teaching as much as music itself. As someone who started late (began drumming at age 16), and quickly progressed from complete (i.e. terrible) beginner to studying at nationally ranked CSU Northridge's jazz program, to making a full-time career as a performing and session musician in Los Angeles, I can speak from experience that all of my teachings are focused on rapid, worthwhile, and long-lasting musical skill building. No student deserves exercises for the sake of exercises! All of the information I teach has been battle-tested and proven, by both myself, and my studio of 15-20 weekly students, to help you grow and succeed in your musical pursuits. Every student deserves only the best and most useful information to inspire their musical journey. As a teacher and full-time professional musician, I strive to provide you that experience! Having spent my early career seeking out the world's best teachers and mentors (and continuing to do so), and with performance experience ranging from live television, radio airplay, and multiple tours with Grammy, Tony and Oscar winning talents, I continue to strive to be the best musician I can be, and pass that information on to you! In 2019, I played drums on over 150 professional recordings, including work with TV networks NBC, E!, MTV, and Discovery, as well as recordings for numerous indie and commercial artists. 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 possible musician that you can be. Whether beginner or advanced, any genre from jazz to rock to hip hop to metal, 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.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2012

Education

Jazz Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Speaks English, German

Speaks

Has background check

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Session Musician
Jan 2018 - Present
Productions
Currently running a full service production studio, where in 2019 I drummed, performed and collaborated on over 200 recordings! All in a variety of genres and settings, for Indie Artists, as well as commercial artists and media clients including NBC, E!, NatGeo, and MTV.
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.
Orchestrator/Composer
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
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
German
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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Instructor details
Drums
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$55
60 minutes
$65
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30