Kevin Van den Elzen

Kevin V.

North Hollywood, CA
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Kevin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 14+

Teaching since:
2014

Hi my name is Kevin! I am a recently graduated master degree drummer from USC. I am originally from the Netherlands and have been working professionally for almost 10 years. I work with great musicians from the LA area and I have worked with some of the greatest musicans in the world.
I can teach everything you need to know for a career in music or just to enjoy and have fun on the drums. In any case I want to make you a better drummer / musician.

Experience

Teaching Artist
Jan 2018 - Present
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra

I teach currently music history and music appreciation classes at 3 different elementary schools in Culver City as part of the Back to Bebop program by the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra.

Teaching Assistent for Peter Erskine
Aug 2016 - May 2017
University of Southern Californa

I thought drumlessons to all freshman Pop and Jazz majors (all non drummers) and also to non Music majors. This was my part of my tasks of being the TA for Peter Erskine

Education

Master of Music
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California
Bachelor in Music
Sep 2009 - Jun 2014
Conservatory of Amsterdam

Languages

Dutch
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Photo by Kevin V.

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This is a performance of mine with my Dutch Concert Big Band and Blue Note Records artist Traincha Oosterhuis in the Netherlands.
Performance with the LAHO Group at the Blue Whale in LA

3 Reviews

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Jesse May 30, 2018
Drum · In studio

Kevin is one of the most knowledgeable teachers I have ever had the opportunity to work with and learn from. He knows the history of the music and the instrument, and is very patient (even with beginners). His knowledge is only matched by his experience as a player and collaborator with the top jazz musicians of our time. I would recommend Kevin for anyone trying to improve their drumming, from beginners to the most advanced players.

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Adam Feb 12, 2018
Drum · In studio

Kevin is not only a great teacher but also a great person! He allows for the right balance between casual fun and result driven teaching! I highly recommend him to aspiring drummers of all ages and experiences.

Mike Feb 12, 2018
Drum · In studio

Kevin rocks! Great drummer and patient educator.

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