Gabriel Anderson

Gabriel A.

Chapel Hill, NC

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Gabriel delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+

Teaching since:
February 2006

I'm a 24 year-old performing musician with 8 years of teaching experience. I'm an active member in the NC Triangle music scene as a performer and recording artist. I also teach Pilates, where I learned the value of self-awareness and balance, which is at the core of my teaching principles.

I feel I have something to offer to all levels and ages and have found my method to be highly engaging for young children and beginners.

:: My Home Studio ::

I have a living room studio in Carrboro equipped with my band gear, making for fun multi-instrumental lessons! Recording gear and a powerful PA allow us to play to various audio tracks and record our own material. These tools are invaluable and key to my personal development as an artist.

:: Teaching at Your Home ::

You don't need a drum kit to start taking lessons!

I'll bring a drum pad, sticks, and a metronome, and occasionally some hand drums. All you need to supply is a pen and paper.

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Pilates Instructor
Jan 2009 - May 2014
Polestar Pilates

Drum Facilitator
Sep 2010 - Aug 2011
Giving World Percussion

-Same as Soul Drummer- In Orlando,FL

Drum Facilitator
Apr 2010 - Sep 2010
Soul Drummer

I taught African drumming workshops in Sydney, AU. I also helped build, and repair African drums from the ground up.

Drum Tech
May 2009 - Aug 2009
Miami Killian Senior High

I helped teach the Percussion Ensemble and Marching Drumline.


Jazz Performance
Aug 2009 - May 2011
University of Central Florida


Professional Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Photo by Gabriel A.

Playing at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival with my band, Virgins Family Band.

Photo by Gabriel A.

Virgins Family Band album release show. I had fun helping organize the shadow puppet show with good friend Alan Best.
Virgins Family Band playing outdoors at The Carrboro Music Festival. Yes we have two drummers!
Photo by Gabriel A.


3 Reviews

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Sam K. Aug 1, 2014
Drum · In studio

Learning drums with Gabriel was an excellent experience. He's patient, skilled, communicative, and eager to be teaching. I'd recommend him to folks of all ages and skill levels.

Phil T. Aug 1, 2014
Drum · In home

I've collaborated on a number of musical projects with Gabe -- mixing, writing and recording in studios. He is extremely talented and has always been a pleasure to be around. I would definitely recommend him to my own students (I teach guitar in Durham), as his patience and ability to explain complicated ideas is excellent.

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Samantha M. Jun 21, 2014
Drum · In studio

My son who is 13 took lessons with Gabriel and had a great experience. We were only able to pay for 30 minute lessons due to a tight budget, but none the less Gabriel used those short times to teach my son as much as he could! Putting his musical knowledge to use while incorporating things such as the importance and benefits of stretching your arm muscles before playing was very cool and useful, and I would highly recommend lessons with him to anyone considering drum lessons!

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