Gabriel Carpenter

Gabriel C.

Carmichael, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing drums for more than 10 years and have been teaching for more than 3. Throughout that time, I have played across the country in New York City and even in Japan. I am currently a Jazz Studies Major at Sacramento State University. My goal is to make every student a well-rounded drummer who knows whats going on when they are in any type of musical situation. My favorite style to play is jazz, but I am well-rounded in all other styles such as rock, Latin, blues, funk, and country.

In my lessons, I base the material on the student depending on how advanced they are. If the student is just starting out, I will teach them the basics such as holding the drumsticks properly, basic rudiments, reading rhythms, learning about the hardware, and so on.

If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask :D

About Gabriel C.

I started playing drums when I was in second grade and formed a band with my 2 older brothers who played bass and guitar. It was something to do when we younger but when I got into high school, I took playing drums a lot more seriously. I was in a very competitive marching band playing bass drum and tenors in the drumline and at the same time, I was introduced to jazz drumming. The improvising aspect of jazz drumming sparked my love for it because the freedom it gave me to express myself was something drumline could not do. After getting state recognition for my playing in jazz bands, I transferred to a high school with a more intensive jazz program. I am currently a jazz studies major at California State University, Sacramento. I look forward to helping you reach your goals!


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9 Reviews
Anna M.
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Excellent. Great teacher.

Posted Jan 14, 2019
Holly R.
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My 11 year old son loves lessons with Gabriel. He is very knowledgeable and has taught him new things and keeps him motivated. He is very polite and punctual.

Posted Jan 14, 2019
Krishh B.
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We are very pleased with Gabriel. He is very good with my son!

Posted Dec 21, 2018
Alejandro E.
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Good first lesson.

Posted Nov 19, 2018
Holly H.
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I’m a visual learner. It was very helpful that Gabriel provided the music sheet. It helped me to see and hear how he played the rhythms on the drum. I’m looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Sep 14, 2018
Kevin (.
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Gabriel is great! he is so patient with my seven year old grandson and has a wonderful personality. He is making the drum lessons fun.

Posted Apr 29, 2018
Sree N.
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Very polite and patient. Goes with the flow in teaching with no rigid rules , making it enjoyable for the kid.

Posted Apr 2, 2018
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Gabriel is great with being patient and explaining specific skills for my 6 yr old son. We appreciate how he shows what he means to give hands-on guidance.

Posted Feb 23, 2018
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Gabriel was on time. He was very respectful, patient in his style and made session interactive and fun for my son.

Posted Jan 24, 2018

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Jazz Band of America
Mar 2017

Music for All

SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Big Band 2016-2017
Sep 2016


CBDA All-State Jazz Band 2015
Feb 2015


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