Granville Mullings
Mount Vernon, NY
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Granville Mullings

Granville M.

Mount Vernon, NY
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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.

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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13 Reviews
Muhammad C.
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Thank you for a lesson filled with information for him to continue to grow.

Posted Nov 30, 2021
Jason D.
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Granville is awesome. Can’t wait to continue our lessons

Posted Nov 30, 2021
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He makes the lessons understandable.

Posted Apr 16, 2021
B. Jones
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Although I can only compare Granville to one other teacher as a beginner. I can say that he keeps me very engaged. I'm excited to go to class and he always takes time to explain things in a way that feels personalized to me.

Posted Oct 4, 2020
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Amazing Instructor! I felt so comfortable and at ease while learning. Can’t wait to continue my lessons with Granville!

Posted Sep 6, 2020
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Granville is an excellent instructor, he took the time to access my skill level and is guiding me towards my goal to play the piano. I look forward to my lesson every week and if I have a question about ANYTHING I text him and he replies quickly. Glad I found him!!

Posted Apr 22, 2020
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Granville works with my 17-year old son. He is patient, kind and efficient and keeps him wanting to continue lessons. For my son, that is a BIG deal! He actually wants to continue learning. Thanks, Granville!

Posted Apr 21, 2020
Jeff N.
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Very friendly and made me want to play more!

Posted Feb 11, 2020
Jose J.
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Absolutely phenomenal person!
Taught me some key things that immediately helped me out - highly recommend!

Posted Dec 18, 2019
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Granville is an excellent teacher ! He is a able to teach technique to my 3 year old in a way that he instantly gets it. The vast array of instruments he has available for my son to experience is a musical playground!

Posted Jun 11, 2019
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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.

Posted Sep 18, 2018
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Granville is extremely knowledgeable, patient, organized and invested. Recommend him to EVERYONE!

Posted Apr 17, 2018
Jonathan M
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Posted Nov 5, 2020

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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.

May 2014 - Present

Kate Vargas

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

Sep 2013 - Present

Elle Winston

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

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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