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Garrett S.
North Hollywood, California
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
COVID 19 UPDATE: Currently Offering Online Lessons Via Zoom! 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, 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 Sherman Oaks, 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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I hired Garrett to work with my two boys ages 8 and 11 during the quarentine. Initially we started online and my two kids had never DJ before. Garrett was able to build rapport very quickly and create a lesson plan for each child that met them where the are developmentally. Garrett used his wide range of music knowledge and natural teaching abilities to create a really fun and engaged learning environment. Once we could safely meet in person, Garrett 's skill as a teacher was even more spectacular. He has helped my kids become real DJ's, find a deeper appreciation for music and has built up their confidence in being able to perform and share music with friends. Garrett has never been late for a lesson and even takes extra time and goes out of his way for his students. He is incredibly professional and has a real gift at connecting with his students. He was the bright light during COVID for my entire family. We cannot thank him enough for all his hard work and the abundance of music that his brought to our home.

Posted May 3, 2021
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Garrett is incredibly personable and knowledgeable, the best attributes of a great teacher! I've learned so much from him already and am looking forward to more to come in future lessons. I'd highly recommend Garrett to learn basics and beyond of dj'ing.

Posted Dec 15, 2020
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Online

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
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Experience
DJ/Drum Instructor
Jul 2017 - Present
Guitar Center
Garrett has taught DJing, drum set, and percussion at Guitar Center stores in Sherman Oaks, Pasadena, and San Diego.
Freelance Musician
Jan 2015 - Present
Sigler Music LLC
Garrett works as a freelance wedding DJ under the moniker "Seth Vitál", and as a freelance drummer/percussionist under his personal name.
Private DJ/Drum Instructor
Sep 2011 - Present
Sigler Music LLC
Garrett teaches private DJ, drum set, and percussion lessons, and hosts drum clinics for local junior high/high schools.
Drumline Director
Jun 2018 - Mar 2020
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.
Education
B.A. in Music (Jazz Studies)
Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
University of California, San Diego
Languages
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Awards
The Knot's "Best of Weddings 2021" Recipient
Dec 2020
The Knot
2017 Jazz Society Award
Jun 2017
University of California, San Diego

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