Garrett Sigler
North Hollywood, CA
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Garrett Sigler

Garrett S.

North Hollywood, CA
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Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, and San Diego, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands, and works as a freelance DJ under the moniker “Seth Vitál”. Garrett has a B.A. in Music from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied under two-time Grammy award-winning producer/arranger Kamau Kenyatta, and was awarded the university's 2017 Jazz Society Award. His performances have allowed him to open for acts such as Khalid, DJ Mustard, Schoolboy Q and Bad Suns.

In addition to performing, Garrett maintains private studios in North Hollywood and East San Diego County where he produces his own music/DJ mixes, composes for various high schools, and teaches DJing, drum set, and percussion to over 20 weekly private students. His past teaching experiences include drumlines/concert bands at Ulysses S. Grant High School, Otay Ranch High School, and West Hills High School, the community ensemble “Wolfpack Drumline”, Oak Valley Middle School, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and Guitar Center stores in Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, and San Diego.

About Garrett S.

COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently Offering Online Lessons Via Zoom!

Garrett is a DJ, producer, drummer, educator, and business owner based in Los Angeles, CA. In addition to working with jazz ensembles and symphonies, he performs regularly with local pop/rock bands and works as a freelance wedding DJ under the moniker “Seth Vitál” (performing for 30-40 weddings per year). Garrett has a B.A. in Music from the University of California, San Diego, where he studied under two-time Grammy award-winning producer/arranger Kamau Kenyatta, and was awarded the university's 2017 Jazz Society Award. His performances have allowed him to open for acts such as Khalid, DJ Mustard, Schoolboy Q and Bad Suns.

In addition to performing, Garrett maintains a private studio in North Hollywood, CA where he produces his own music/DJ mixes, composes for various high schools, and teaches DJing, drum set, and percussion to over 20 weekly private students. His past teaching experiences include drumlines/concert bands at Ulysses S. Grant High School, Otay Ranch High School, and West Hills High School, the community ensemble “Wolfpack Drumline”, Oak Valley Middle School, the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks, and Guitar Center stores in Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, and San Diego.

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Matthew A.
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Garrett, is very knowledgeable, professional, patient and thorough. He continuously checks for understanding and is enthusiastic and passionate about what he does. My son had his first lesson and is very excited and is looking forward to his future lessons!

Posted Sep 12, 2020
Dillard
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Garrett was patient, kind, and professional when he meet with my son virtually. I was a little worried about how the meet was going to go because it was virtual; however, he did an excellent job rearranging the camera whenever he needed to provide the appropriate angles for my son to learn.

Posted Jul 17, 2020
Aakomon J.
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Money and time well spent! Garrett is very knowledgeable, capable of discussing multiple DJ methods/styles, and is also great at communicating on different levels of music comprehension.

Posted Apr 14, 2020
Mark
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Garrett is everything I was looking for in my DJ instructor. He has a thorough background in teaching and working with students, but at the same time is a professional DJ who is out gigging all the time. His studio in North Hollywood is great, and he's made a huge difference in my DJing.

Posted Apr 6, 2020
Anna
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Garrett has been teaching DJing to my 11 year old son for several months now. Garrett has really helped him find something he's passionate about (something I think is priceless in itself). In addition, I sincerely appreciate his professionalism, and enthusiasm for his craft. I could not recommend him more!

Posted Apr 3, 2020
Ben
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When I decided I wanted to learn to DJ, I dove right in and bought a controller with no idea how to use it. Garrett took me from being a complete beginner, to a DJ who actually knows his stuff! Just had my first paid gig yesterday and it feels amazing. I highly recommend Garrett to anyone who is serious about becoming a DJ.

Posted Apr 2, 2020
Angelo
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I love taking DJ lessons with Garrett! He's super fun to work with, knowledgable, and genuinely cares about his students. I've been working with him for a little over a year now and plan to continue lessons with him for a long time.

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Nick
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Garrett is an excellent drum teacher. He is really patient, professional, and great at explaining even the most difficult concepts. His studio is comfortable, and I really enjoy playing on his drum sets.

Posted May 14, 2018
Todd
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My son always leaves his lesson feeling inspired, and excited for the next meeting. Garrett is patient, professional, and very gifted when it comes to the drums. I also like that he teaches my son to read music, and that he records his playing. Garrett is an excellent choice if you're looking for a drum teacher.

Posted May 11, 2018
Renee
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Garrett is a great instructor. My son enjoys every lesson, and comes home every week excited to practice what he learned.

Posted May 11, 2018
Tahnee
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My son looks forward to seeing Garrett each week for drum lessons. Garrett is very good with kids and makes learning fun.

Posted May 11, 2018
Albert
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I love working with Garrett. He offers great advice, is easy to talk to, and makes every lesson informative and interesting. The recordings he takes to use as feedback are very helpful too

Posted May 8, 2018
Sam
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Heard about Garrett from my daughter's high school music teacher after telling her she was interested in drum lessons. He is professional, talented, and an excellent teacher. My daughter looks forward to her lesson every week.

Posted May 8, 2018
Allison
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Garrett is an exceptional instructor. He is patient, intelligent, and dedicated to making you sound the best you can. His studio is professional, and the environment in general is very welcoming. On top of that, his price is extremely fair for what he offers. I'd recommend him to anyone in a heartbeat!

Posted May 8, 2018
Doug
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I know a bit about drums myself, but wanted to find a professional instructor to teach my son. I've met a lot of teachers in San Diego who advertise that they teach a lot of different instruments and found that most of them know very little about drums and percussion (usually just basic rhythms that they learned from other instruments, and a few rudiments). Garrett on the other hand is exactly what my wife and I were looking for for our son. He specializes in drum set and percussion, is professional and very mature for his age, and an excellent teacher (I've learned a lot from the lessons as well). He gets along great with my son as well, and inspires him to practice hard throughout the week. We'll be sticking with Garrett for a very long time.

Posted May 7, 2018
Andrew
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Excellent good teaching my son. Patient, professional and positive he is a talented musician and a great teacher.

Posted May 6, 2018
Gabe
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I’ve taken lessons with Garrett for a couple months now. I learn something new every week, and I enjoy every lesson. Would highly recommend!

Posted May 5, 2018
Aiden
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Garret is a great instructor. He's really helped me get better at drumming, and is taking my drumming to another level.

Posted May 5, 2018
Martin
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I decided to look for a drum teacher because I wanted to improve my soloing on drum set. After frustrating experiences with two other teachers, I was relieved when I started working with Garrett. His teaching environment is professional, the exercises we work through have helped me immensely, and he records many of our lessons for me to use as feedback. I look forward to my lesson with him every week.

Posted May 5, 2018
Bridget
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Garrett is an excellent drum teacher. My son’s been working with him on snare drum for several months now, and he looks forward to every lesson. His high school drum line instructor has been complimenting him on his improvement as well.

Posted May 5, 2018
Paul
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Working with Garrett has been a wonderful experience. I was nervous to take drum lessons at first, but the environment at Garrett's studio is really comfortable, and he is very easy to talk to. As far as the lessons go, Garrett is great at breaking complicated topics down, and he pays a lot of attention to the fine details. Whenever I have trouble with something, he always has other ways of explaining the concept and fines a way to make it click with me. Garrett is also just as good with jazz as he is with rock and pop. We started with a lot of rock grooves and technique, and now we're working on my reading, jazz comping, and soloing. I learn something new at every lesson and always have a good time doing so--I'd highly recommend Garrett to anyone!

Posted May 5, 2018
Dylan
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I take snare drum and drum set lessons with Garrett. He's patient, informative, and really good at breaking down parts that seem complicated at first. Whenever I have friends who are looking for drum lessons, I send them to Garrett!

Posted May 4, 2018
Ben
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Garrett is an AWESOME instructor! I’ve been taking lessons with him for a few months now, and he’s really helped me take my drumming to the next level.

Posted May 3, 2018
Marcus
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My first lesson with Garrett was great. I’ll definitely be back again!

Posted May 3, 2018
Ana
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My husband and I were hesitant to go with Garrett at first because he looked too young (he's 22), but it turns out he's one of the most professional people we've meet. He's great with our son and daughter, very knowledgeable with the drums, and talented at his craft. His studio is also very comfortable. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

Posted May 3, 2018
John
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Garrett helped my son prepare for an important drum line audition at his high school. He got the spot he wanted on snare drum and was very happy.

Posted May 3, 2018
Isaac
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My first lesson with Garrett went great! His studio is very professional (I like being able to use the different types of drum sets), and I learned a ton in the hour I had with him. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted May 2, 2018
Amanda
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My son looks forward to his snare lesson with Garrett every week. We originally searched for a teacher to help him with a drumline audition, and we've stayed with Garrett ever since.

Posted May 2, 2018
Zeng
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I grew up playing rock and pop music, but I wanted to learn how to play jazz as well. I used to think jazz solos were impossible to play, but Garrett's really good at breaking down difficult ideas and making them seem simple. He's a great instructor and I highly recommend him!

Posted May 2, 2018
Dan
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Garrett is super knowledgeable and helpful when it comes to drums. He is also just an all around good guy, and very easy to get along with. I had been playing drums for about 4 years (classic rock) and got to a point where I felt like I wasn't improving, so I decided to look for lessons. Turned out to be a great decision!

Posted May 2, 2018
Eric
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I've been taking drum lessons with Garrett for a few months now. The lessons are super fun, and I feel like I've been progressing so much faster ever since he started teaching me. Garrett also helped me record a couple of my own drum videos--the recording gear he has in his studio is great!

Posted May 2, 2018
Amy
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Garrett is very energetic and engaging. He keeps my 9 year old wanting to practice new skills and try new sounds.

Posted Apr 30, 2018
Daymond
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One of the most patient and knowledgeable instructors I know, my son is excited every time.

Posted Apr 30, 2018
Ariel
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Garrett is a great drum teacher. I have been taking drum lessons with him for a month now as a total beginner. I can tell Garrett is very knowledgeable and well educated. He really makes me motivated to learn and play the drums. As a beginner student, he's been incredibly patient with me and has taught me even the smallest details on how to improve playing. He really makes it fun for me to learn.

Posted Apr 28, 2018
David
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Very personable, educated in his field with a degree in music and has a great attitude for teaching My 8 year old son, I would highly recommend Garrett for drum lessons. 😊

Posted Apr 27, 2018
Alex
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One of the most professional people I’ve worked with. He really knows his stuff. I learn something new every day and there’s never a dull moment. Very laid back and fun to be around. I highly recommend Garrett!

Posted Apr 26, 2018
Michael
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I have been taking lessons with Garrett for about 6 months. He always offers constructive criticism and is patient and respectful. He is aware of his students skill level and is constantly challenging me with new material to push me to the next level.

Garrett is the instructor for you!

Posted Apr 26, 2018
Kylee
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Garrett is an extremely good teacher & really caters to your abilities and learning style. I’ve learned something new every single week, so I don’t get bored while trying to perfect all of the basic rudiments. He’s also extremely flexible with his scheduling, and has occasionally driven to my rehearsal space for our lessons. I highly recommend him!!

Posted Apr 25, 2018

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Experience

Drumline Director
Jun 2018 - Present

Various High Schools

Garrett has worked as a drumline director at several high schools including West Hills High School, Otay Ranch High School, and Ulysses S. Grant High School.

DJ/Drum Instructor
Jul 2017 - Present

Guitar Center

Garrett has taught DJing, drum set, and percussion at Guitar Center stores in San Diego, Pasadena, and Sherman Oaks.

Freelance Musician
Jan 2015 - Present

Self Employed

Garrett works as a freelance DJ under the moniker "Seth Vitál", and as a freelance drummer/percussionist under his personal name.

Private DJ/Drum Instructor
Sep 2011 - Present

Self Employed

Garrett teaches private DJ, drum set, and percussion lessons, and hosts drum clinics for local junior high/high schools.

Education

B.A. in Music (Jazz Studies)
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017

University of California, San Diego

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Awards

2017 Jazz Society Award
Jun 2017

University of California, San Diego

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