Kody Wood

Kody W.

North Hills, CA

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

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Kody was born on February 13, 1993 into a musical family in Los Angeles, California. His mother, Traci Wood, is a singer and his father, Skip Van Winkl, is an organ player. Inspired by his parents, Kody started to play the drums at the age of thirteen. He also started taking drum lessons with the great Jeff Winter. Through playing music with his father and studying with Jeff, Kody developed his skills and sound as a drummer.
Kody has played with The Nukes, Alex Shofler, Chris Mobbs, Suppose We Run, Old Town Electric, and Skip Van Winkl (Bob Seger, Eric Burdon). He has also worked with many producers including Bryan Carlstrom (Alice in Chains, The Offspring), Alex Cantrall (Beyonce, Zendaya), and Gene Shiveley (The Rolling Stones, Ella Fitzgerald, P!nk). Kody has also performed in showcases for major record labels including Interscope Records, Capitol Records, Warner Brothers Records, and Universal Music Group.
The purpose of my lessons program is to cultivate a fun and inspiring learning environment. I wish to create an atmosphere where the student feels like they are part of the family and not just merely there to take in information. I will also ask the student what they want to learn and create a personal lesson plan around that to help them achieve their goals. Everybody is different when it comes to learning (the one size fits all approach does not work). I will personally find the best way to teach each student and have them learn at the pace they are most comfortable with.

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Drum Department (Sales)
Nov 2015 - Sep 2017
Guitar Center

I was in charge of running the Drum Department at the Northridge California store.


Associate's Degree in Social and Behavioral Sciences
Aug 2011 - Jun 2014
Pierce College

Photos & Videos

Playing with The Nukes at The Viper Room
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A show at The Troubadour

Photo by Kody W.

Photo by Kody W.

A show at The Roxy

The Nukes


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Hector Apr 26, 2018
Drum · In home

Kody is a great teacher! He is very patient and easy to talk to, which makes the lessons fun and non intimidating. He had me playing a drum beat at the end of my first lesson!

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