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Granville M.
Mount Vernon, New York
Level up your drum skills and technique with a reputable and decorated music coach
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.
About Granville M.

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) and my affiliation with Zoo Labs 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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Granville is doing an awesome job with my son. Happy we found him.

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Thank you for a lesson filled with information for him to continue to grow.

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Granville is awesome. Can’t wait to continue our lessons

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Touring Drummer
Nov 2016 - Present
Divinity Roxx
-Drummer -Operate live tracks through Logic Pro X
Band Director/Artist in Residence
Mar 2016 - Present
Mount Vernon City School District
Teaching through a grant program I direct the percussion and horn ensembles for 3rd, 4th & 5th grade students at Rebecca Turner Elementary. We cover classical and contemporary styles. As needed, I conduct masterclasses for the arts high school, as well as help develop their percussionists for theatre productions.
Drummer/Percussionist
May 2014 - Present
Kate Vargas
-Drummer/Percussionist for live shows & recordings -Recorded on "Strangeclaw", 2016 & "For the Wolfish & Wandering", 2018
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
Drummer
Apr 2014 - Jun 2018
The Brooklyn Tabernacle
- Learned and executed music repertoire provided for various ministries - Served weekly with the BT Kids ministry as musician; at times as mentor/advisor. - Served similarly in ministries including: Men’s, Women’s and Theater.
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.
Jazz Composition
Jan 2003 - May 2012
Berklee College of Music
Drum Technique & Application
Jan 2002 - Jan 2003
Joe Morello

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Instructor details
Drums
Teaches 4 subjects. Different subject may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Locust Street
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$40
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$70
90 minutes
$100
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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