Daniel Berkery
New York, NY
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Daniel Berkery

Daniel B.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I've performed on multiple percussion chairs on Broadway. I understand the need to be a well rounded drummer/percussionist. Especially if you're trying to be in your school jazz band, or if you just want to learn songs quicker for your own band.

About Daniel B.

Hey there! My name is Dan, and I'm so excited to start hitting drums with you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2007 and have loved helping my students learn to read music, audition for school jazz bands, and learn songs by ear for their own bands. I attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia earning my Master's degree in Jazz Studies in 2012. I've also been playing drums on Broadway for the last 7 years at these shows: Hamilton, Moulin Rouge, Book of Mormon, Wicked, Dear Evan Hansen, Frozen, and Mean Girls. Whatever your drumming goals are, I can't wait to help you achieve them!

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Experience

Drum Subtitute
Aug 2019 - Present

Moulin Rouge! (Broadway)

I perform on the drum chair when the regular musician takes off for other work or vacation. I've covered this position for rehearsals and performances since pre-production began in 2018.

Drum Chair Holder
Aug 2017 - Present

Lempicka (Regional Production)

I've been working on developing this show with Broadway colleagues since it's earliest readings at the Williamstown Theater festival. The show is still in development, but has designs for a Broadway transfer sometime in the future. Music can best be described as film score meets electronic pop music. I play drums, percussion, electronic samples, and run Ableton for this production.

Drum Substitute
Aug 2016 - Present

Dear Evan Hansen (Broadway)

I perform on the drum chair when the regular musician takes off for other work or vacation. I've been subbing on this show since its Off-Broadway days at 2nd Stage Theater.

Drum Substitute
Apr 2016 - Present

Book of Mormon (Broadway)

I perform on the drum chair when the regular musician takes off for other work or vacation. Covering leaves of absence and assuming the same responsibility to get all eight weekly shows covered. I'm responsible for running loops and electronic sounds from the Roland SPD in addition to acoustic drum parts.

Drum Substitute
Apr 2016 - Present

Wicked (Broadway)

I perform on the drum chair when the regular musician takes off for other work or vacation. Covering leaves of absence and assuming the same responsibility to get all eight weekly shows covered. I also regularly play drums for choreography and put-in rehearsals.

Drum and Percussion Substitute
Sep 2015 - Present

Hamilton: An American Musical (Broadway)

I perform the drummer and/or percussionist when the regular musician takes off for other work or vacation. Covering leaves of absence and assuming the same responsibility to get all eight weekly shows covered. Running Ableton Live for put-in, dance, and music rehearsals.

Freelance Private Lesson Instructor
Sep 2007 - Present

My Drum Studio in Manhattan!

I've been teaching privately ever since I began attending music school in the fall of 2007. Everything from private coaching, weekly lessons, drum lines, percussion ensembles, etc.

Drum Substitute
Feb 2015 - May 2018

Avenue Q (Off-Broadway)

I performed on the drum chair when the regular musician took off for other work or vacation.

Drum/Percussion Chair Holder
Oct 2016 - Dec 2016

Ride the Cyclone (Off-Broadway)

I held this combined drum/percussion chair for the New York premier of this wonderful show at the Lucielle Lortel Theater in the West Village.

Percussion Substitute
Jul 2014 - Jan 2015

Pippin (Broadway)

I performed on the percussion chair when the regular musician took off for other work or vacation. This book was a timpani, xylophone, and hand percussion book and lots of fun to play. Fun circus numbers in the middle with no written music, just reacting to events happening on stage. One of my favorite professional performing experiences.

Percussion Substitute
Feb 2014 - Sep 2014

Newsies (Broadway)

My first opportunity to work on Broadway. Playing xylophone, timpani, congas, bongos, and various orchestral percussion. Fun show with a great score and an awesome band and cast!

Education

Master of Jazz Studies
Sep 2011 - May 2012

University of the Arts

Bachelor of Music Performance
Sep 2007 - May 2011

University of the Arts

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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