Dorien Dotson

Dorien D.

Durham, NC

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hey guys!

I offer such unique techniques & ways to advocate the best, most enjoyable way to learn.

Why should I take lessons?
Taking lessons with me ensures you will definitely have fun, be encouraged, motivated, maximize learning, and also become the most killing drummer. My skills & knowledge of percussion/drumset extends to all ages and talents. I’ve had experience with elite marching bands, drumlines, orchestras, concert ensembles, fusion bands, gospel, funk, rock, R&B, Jazz, country, metal, touring groups, & years of playing & teaching with other great musicians worldwide... If you are serious, and willing to become a great musician, sign up and lets make some music!
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Dorien delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hey Guys!!!

My name is Dorien Dotson. Percussionist, Drummer, Music Enthusiast.

I am gigging and traveling musician, who also teaches and advocates higher musical learning for ages and levels. My motive is to supply you with the MOST enjoyable, MOST energetic, MOST motivating, & MOST encouraging teaching experience ever. My students in previous years have been nominated for countless awards, and have gone on to pursue some form of musical career.

I’ve studied my craft in detail for years, and also have tried different methods of teaching throughout my career. My drive and willingness to extend my knowledge to you is what I live for. So lets get you signed up, and playing some drums!

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Staff Instructor/Clinician
Oct 2013 - Present
Concert Esembles

I have, and currently, deliver methods to concert percussionist on how to prep before concerts, etiquette, performing aspects, and technique flaws that may be present in students.

Lead Instructor
Jun 2009 - Present
Dorien’s Percussion Camp

Dorien’s Percussion Camp, is an event I surfaced to give students a more detailed knowledge of performance etiquette, techniques, and fundamental playing.

Contracting Musician
Sep 2008 - Present

As a contracting musician I have played and performed for hundreds of touring groups and professionals. Alongside teaching, playing has been one of the main contributions to gaining notoriety in my career.

Marching Drum Tech.
Apr 2012 - Jul 2015
Northside High School, South Lenoir High School, Kinston High School, Jordan High School,

As a Drumline Marching Tech, I spent a few weeks with motivated students to sharpen on-field routines, playing, and delivering different methods of better marching, and form.


Jazz Studies & Pedagogy
Aug 2015 - Present
North Carolina Central University/ECU/UNCW

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