Eric Behrenfeld
Chicago, IL
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Eric Behrenfeld

Eric B.

Chicago, IL
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

My name is Eric Behrenfeld, AKA Baron. My strong suit is that I have the experience of playing drums in Chicago Blues bands and working with singers. I also understand how to develop improvisational skills for live performance. I can teach the skills necessary for a person wanting to play drums successfully with other musicians not only in Blues bands, but with Rock, R&B, Surf and Country bands too. I also play the ukulele and a variety of hand percussion instruments as well.

I love to see a student progress and get better at playing drums! Seeing the student play drums and watching their skills improve is a tremendous honor for me as a teacher.

I do audio recordings and mixing for instruments and vocals. My music space, the Blue Leopard Lair, is ideal for singer/songwriters and instrumentalists wanting to produce demos and production tracks. I use Garage Band and Logic Pro X software.

About Eric B.

I have played drums professionally since the early 1980's in a variety of bands primarily around Chicagoland. When I am not performing locally, I teach drums and percussion. My primary focus as a drummer is Blues and Rock music on drumkit, along with also teaching hand percussion. I also play ukulele too.

Currently I am working on recording original compositions for my music project: Tiki Cowboys.

I also understand the behaviors of students on the Autism Spectrum and can work with those individuals with Special Needs as well.


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Drums and Percussion Teacher
May 2008 - Present

Eric "Baron" Behrenfeld

I am a professional drummer with over 30 years experience as a working musician. I am teaching students seeking to learn how to play in a band with other musicians, learn how to take care of and tune drums, learn about recording drums, or just simply wanting to play drums for personal enjoyment and learning about percussion instruments.


Bachelor Of Arts
Aug 1979 - May 1983

Purdue University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


National Academy for the Recording Arts and Sciences, The
Aug 2012
The Recording Academy, known variously as The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences or NARAS, is a U.S. organization of musicians, producers, recording engineers and other recording professionals dedicated to improving the quality of life and cultural condition for music and its makers. The Recording Academy is headquartered in Santa Monica.
American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Jul 2005
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.
American Federation of Musicians
Oct 2000
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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