Huston Brian

Huston B.

Oakland, CA

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Huston delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 6+ and special needs

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Hello, my name is Brian Huston. I love drumming, and all that goes into making music. I began playing the drums in school concert band, when I was in 5th grade. At 16, I was in my first rock band and in H.S. jazz band.

I was the principle drummer for the Plattsburgh State of New York, jazz band, symphonic band, and percussion ensemble. After two years in Plattsburgh, I attended Berklee College of Music. At Berklee, I learned about drumming, musicianship, and life. After three years, I earned my Bachelor's degree and moved to California.

I've played in many bands, in styles like, prog rock, afro-brazilian, country, and bluegrass. I've been a national touring drummer since 2012, and can share the things I've learned through touring. I have played venues like The Fillmore, the Wonder Ballroom, Neptune, and The Troubador to name a few, as well as music festivals all over the country. I will also share the knowledge I've gained recording in the studio.

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Sheila Sep 20, 2016
Drum · In studio

Solid teacher! Brian really knows his stuff on the drums, and is able to break down beats so beginners can understand them simply. His positive attitude and desire to teach is obvious, and you can't ask for more in a private music teacher. My daughter has taken lessons on a few different instruments, but I've never seen her so eager to come home and practice as after lessons with Brian.

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Peter Sep 19, 2016
Drum · In studio

Brian is an excellent drummer and teacher. I've had a few lessons and he makes the learning process fun. He has changed the way I approach the instrument. He is patient and knows how to bring out the best in student drummers. He is skilled at many different styles of percussion and has a deep love of the instrument that you can sense spending any time with him. His passion will rub off on you. I recommend anyone who is interested in learning technique and wants to devote their time to getting better at drumming to take lessons with him. He gives lessons at a studio in north Oakland in a safe and nice neighborhood.

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