I was an instructor at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood for 25 years and am now accepting private students at my home studio in Simi Valley. All experience levels are welcome. I will construct a lesson plan according to your wants and needs. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced student or just someone who always wanted to rock out to your favorite song.
I will get you there quickly and effectively
Beginning lessons might include:
getting comfortable behind a drum set etc.
learning to play your favorite songs
Intermediate to advanced lessons can include:
how to solo etc.
It all depends on your goals and desires.
Born and raised in New Haven Connecticut Gary developed a passion for music and particularly drums at an early age. He studied with many different teachers in the New England area most notably Ed Soph.
In 1986 he packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles to attend the Percussion Institute of Technology at Musician’s Institute. While studying at PIT he also started working as the drum tech for the school.
During that time he was mentored by Casy Scheurell, Taka Numazawa Rob Carson and Vinnie Colaiuta.
Very quickly he became an accomplished drummer and upon completion of the one year program he was asked by Casy Scheurell to sub in his Rock Drum class.
And it didn’t take long before Gary joined the drum staff at PIT under Ralph Humphrey and Joe Pocaro.
During that time he played with numerous bands throughout LA including trip to Korea with famed bass player Abe Laboriel Sr.
Throughout his 25 years at MI he taught just about every class and every student level, from beginner to advanced. As an instructor he was best known for hand technique, sight reading and odd groupings.
Aside from MI Gary has taught students privately at his studio in Simi Valley.