Kiril Angelov

Kiril A.

Miami, FL

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My goal is to let my students have the freedom of expressing themselves. I would only push my students for the basics they need to learn but for all the rest I am completely fine with getting to know my students more as people and as players than telling them exactly what I think it should be done.
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Kiril teaches



Kiril delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+

Teaching since:
August 2013

I am a drummer/percussionist based in Miami. I was born in Bulgaria in 1992 and after finishing high school there and undergrad in Amsterdam, Holland I moved to US where I completed my masters degree at the University of Miami and continued with my career as an active performer and a teacher.

My main instruments are drums, marimba, vibraphone, xylophone, snare drum but I also do hand drumming for those interested to know more about types of strokes, groove, style. Since I am in Miami I often travel to New York to perform, play with orchestras, ensembles all over Florida. I am teaching privately and at University of Miami as a teaching assistant for two years already. Recently I had the chance to record drums for DjKhaled and Rick Ross (for those of you who are interested in drum set and this style of music).

I am personally very open to different styles, cultures and knowledge in general and believe that every student and a teacher should learn from each other in each lesson. My goal is to give as much as I can and share the best of my abilities in order to help a player grow and succeed in music.

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Founder of K Band
Apr 2017 - Present
Kiril & Friends Band

Section Percussion
Oct 2016 - Present
Miami Symphony Orchestra

Principal Percussion
Sep 2015 - Present
South Florida Symphony Orchestra

Henry Mancini Institute Orchestra Fellow
Aug 2015 - Present
Henry Mancini Institute

Teaching Assistant at the University of Miami
Aug 2015 - May 2017
University of Miami

Section Percussion
Dec 2015 - Dec 2016
NuDeco Ensemble


Masters Degree
Aug 2015 - May 2017
University of Miami
Undergraduate Degree
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
Conservatory of Amsterdam


Professional Proficiency


Teaching Assistant
Aug 2015
University of Miami FROST School Of Music


University of Miami Solo Concerto Competition Winner - 2 times in a row
Oct 2017
University of Miami FROST School of Music
Semi-finalist at Houston Symphony Concerto Competition 2017
Jun 2017
Houston Symphony
Teaching Assistant at the University of Miami
Aug 2015
University of Miami

Photos & Videos

Photo by Kiril A.
Kiril Angelov & Friends - "Balkan Criminals"
Rick Ross & Skrillex - Purple Lambroghini (Drum set cover)
Playing a concert with my band at Gusman Concert Hall in Miami, Florida

Final Round at the International Percussion Competition in Luxembourg 2018

Artosphere Music Festival in Fayetteville, Arkansas 2017

Snare Drum Rudiments
Photo by Kiril A.

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4 Reviews

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Stoyan Apr 8, 2018
Percussion · In studio

Took a few lessons with Kiril to learn more about eastern European rhythmic concepts. Very patient and accommodating to my learning pace...and a super passionate guy!

Scott Apr 8, 2018
Percussion · In studio

First rate percussionist with superior education and experience. Top prize winner in major international percussion competitions. Breadth of experience in repertoire, instruments and techniques from classical contemporary to drum set. Killer percussionist but nice guy!

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Steve Apr 8, 2018
Percussion · In studio

Excellent instructor! Very knowledgeable in all areas of percussion!

John Apr 7, 2018
Percussion · In studio

Kiril is so well versed in all of the percussion family as well as being an excellent drum set player. He understands the needs of his students and is willing to help them reach their goals without taking a one size its all approach.

I highly recommend Kiril for the study of percussion and or drum set.

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