Douglas Drew

Douglas D.

Pasadena, CA

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Douglas delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2012

Douglas is a talented composer, vocalist, and pianist looking for students who are interested in piano, voice or music theory. Douglas' repertoire ranges from musical theater to pop, as he has studied the works of Frank Loesser, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mozart, Ralph Vaughn Williams and many others. In addition to his vocal abilities, he has studied piano the works of Mozart, Beethoven, Bach, Rachmaninoff, Scriabin, Debussy, and Ravel. Currently, Douglas works as the music director for "Thrones: The Musical Parody!" which has played over 50 shows and was recently featured by the Los Angeles Times. As a music producer, Douglas works closely with indy-pop band, ALKE, most recently on their upcoming single, "Butterfly" and works with others including Andrew Marks and Josh Mhire. To further his music composition skills, Douglas studies composition and orchestration with USC Adjunct Professor, Neal Desby. Douglas is one of the most versatile teachers you will find.

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Education

Music
Aug 2011 - May 2015
Vanderbilt University

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Zach Mar 21, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

I have a naturally pop-punk voice, which is nice for karaoke nights but not at all ideal for actual singing. Douglas taught me the fundamentals, breaking down my bad habits and imbuing me with new, good ones, such as diaphragm use and the opening of my throat. He's a very kind man, quite patient with novices, and he has the credibility—he was a Vanderbilt Melodore, after all. Most importantly, though, he gets results. My singing voice is no longer breathy or pitchy, and I don't have to be four beers in before I'm confident in sounding good in front of other people.

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