Granville Mullings

Granville M.

Mount Vernon, NY
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Lesson Details

Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
With private teaching experience and a degree in Jazz Composition & Professional Music from Berklee College of Music, Granville adopts the teaching methods of the accomplished performers and educators who instructed him, such as the late Joe Morello(Dave Brubeck), Terri Lyne Carrington (Grammy Award winning artist), Dave DiCenso(Hiromi, Josh Groban) among others.

Granville's curriculum centers on the building blocks; great technique to empower flexibility in his students. He uses methods perfected by Alan Dawson (The Rudimental Ritual), Gary Chaffee (Odd Time Stickings), Sanford A. Moeller (The Moeller Technique), and other great teachers while employing methods he has found successful through his years of teaching.When necessary, music theory elements are employed to teach song form, dynamics and overall musicianship.

Granville is also a composer, producer and touring artist which will aid in creating focused progress if and when the decision to grow in a career direction is made. He is currently performing and writing with Divinity Roxx (Beyonce, Victor Wooten), Elle Winston, Kate Vargas and others. He has and continues to play on amazing stages around the world. He would love to empower you with music.
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About

Granville passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Granville delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
1998

I operate in the music arena as a touring musician; a Music Director for musicals, jazz ensembles and choirs; a composer & songwriter; a band teacher at my local elementary school, a private instructor and a producer with a degree in Jazz Composition and Professional Music from Berklee College of Music. I am currently performing and writing with Divinity Roxx (Beyonce, Victor Wooten, etc.), Elle Winston, Kate Vargas and others. Most of my writing and creating is done here in my private studio. I am proud to have produced tracks featured by the likes of Elton John on his Beats 1 Radio (Apple Music) station. That is to say, I'm really proud of the artists and having such an inspired space.

I have, and continue to be honored to perform all over the world with some of the most prolific players this planet has seen and those it will experience in the coming years. I find playing music can be a great source of inspiration and release. But most importantly, everyone has a voice to be heard through music.

I have taught privately since I was in high school on my own. Over the years, I have also been affiliated with some amazing entities. Additionally, my work in arts administrative (Brooklyn Academy of Music -BAM, UVA Music) translates into my ability to show you skills that will garnish success when you aren't playing music.

My students can expect growth in knowledge of rhythm, understanding of music and song forms. Your timing will improve! Your feel for styles (blues, rock, jazz, hip hop, EDM, etc.) will improve! Your technique will be through the roof!! I empower my students to do whatever they can dream to do with music, whether it is for personal enrichment or personal ambition.

I will demystify anything you feel is outside of your reach and grow you into the musician you want to be. My private studio is a fully equipped playground for the musically-minded with all the tools and materials you need to grow as a musician, so all you need to bring is your imagination. I look forward to the journey.

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Experience

Touring Drummer
Nov 2016 - Present
Divinity Roxx

-Drummer
-Operate live tracks through Logic Pro X

Band Director
Mar 2016 - Present
Rebecca Turner Elementary School

Teaching 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students the flute, clarinet, saxophone & trumpet. They comprise a 15-20 piece concert band. We cover classical and contemporary styles.

Drummer/Percussionist
May 2014 - Present
Kate Vargas

-Drummer/Percussionist for live shows & recordings
-Recorded on "Strangeclaw", 2016 & "For the Wolfish & Wandering", 2018

Drummer
Apr 2014 - Present
The Brooklyn Tabernacle

- Learn and execute music repertoire provided for various ministries
- Serve weekly with the BT Kids ministry as musician; at times as mentor/advisor.
- Serve similarly in ministries including: Men’s, Women’s and Theater.

Drummer/Percussionist
Sep 2013 - Present
Elle Winston

-perform drums/percussion live
-write rhythmic arrangements for live shows and recordings
-Recorded on "The Buy Back", 2017

Musical Director
Jun 2017 - Aug 2017
Sharon Playhouse

Under the direction of Morgan Green (New Saloon), served as Musical Director for an adaptation of The Music Man

Drum Instructor
Aug 2007 - May 2009
Stevens School of Music & the Arts LLC

Taught students aged 7-18 drum technique, musicianship and music theory. Nurtured confidence, leading to a performance for an audience each semester.

Education

Jazz Composition
Jan 2003 - May 2012
Berklee College of Music

Photos & Videos

The Billboard Lounge @ Barclays Arena Brooklyn, NY. Playing with Elle Winston

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at The Brooklyn Tabernacle BTKIDS Ministry

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Recording music for a client in my studio

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Setup for a studio recording with Kate Vargas for her upcoming album. Recorded in Brooklyn.

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My current studio setup in Mount Vernon, NY.

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With Divinity Roxx at Ardmore Music Hall

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Playing at Ardmore Music Hall with Divinity Roxx & Victor Wooten.

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Billboard Lounge, Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY. With Elle Winston.

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Pit musicians in Mt. Vernon School District theatre production.
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2 Reviews

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Raphael Sep 18, 2018
Drum · In studio

Great lesson with Granville! Very insightful and patient teacher and the lesson was a great mix of technique and playing. Very much looking forward to the next lessons.

Elle Apr 17, 2018
Audition Prep · In studio

Granville is extremely knowledgeable, patient, organized and invested. Recommend him to EVERYONE!

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