Bo Wade

Bo W.

San Diego, CA

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Bo delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 1990

Bo is a versatile and dynamic drummer who can help you increase your musical vocabulary and performance as a Drummer / Percussionist.
Learn the rudiments and how to read music. Techniques to help you play at all volume levels with intensity and groove.


Applied Music Instructor
Aug 2003 - May 2015
University of Hawaii Hilo

Teaching drums and percussion. Percussion Ensemble Director.


American Federation of Musicians
Jan 1978

A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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Timba Funk
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4 Reviews

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Jack Aug 7, 2015
Music Performance · In studio

Bo Wade was my first percussion teacher over 10 years ago. A friend I played guitar with invited me to a Samba dance class set to live percussion. Bo was in charge of the percussion section, orchestrating both the drummers and dancers from behind his drum set. Bo is an elite musician and instructor with a broad understanding of percussion styles from around the globe. Whatever your experience level, focus, or preference of music, Bo will add value to your practice techniques and performance approach. I highly recommend taking lessons and developing a relationship with Bo.

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Alexis Trout Aug 4, 2015
Percussion · In studio

Bo was great with teaching our son rudiments, grooves, Latin Jazz beats and much more. He also taught our son how to play live in a large theater setting for musicals. He was always organized and on time, which we appreciated. Jackson learned a lot from Bo and is now in his 3rd year at Juilliard Pre-College for percussion in NYC. Thanks so much, Bo! We'd do it again in a heartbeat.

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Anthony Aug 4, 2015
Drum · In home

Fine teacher and top-quality musician with incredible depth of experience.

Ancelyn Avila May 21, 2015
Percussion · In home

Bo knows percussion! I am impressed with his knowledge and skill. I am excited to learn more, and feel I am discovering a whole new world.

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