Michael Gaffney

Michael G.

Greensboro, NC
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Lesson Details

Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been playing drum set for 12 years, and have played in many bands and recording sessions! I love to teach, and help students learn the fundamentals and begin to craft their own unique sound. I also offer discounts in my studio for any students in bands, and can give time for students to sit in at practices with my bands to earn very valuable experiences!
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About

Michael delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 9+

Teaching since:
2010

I am a professional drummer, composer and audio engineer/producer! Currently in grad school furthering my studies in Film Music Composition! I have been playing drums since middle school and recording and composing since high school.
I have worked with various teachers and am humbled to have a wealth of knowledge to share with students who are curious and passionate. I've taught many students to play drums and a few in composition/recording. One thing I pride myself in is that I have a goal in every lesson: The student leaves having learned something they can apply. This could be as simple as making sure to play with dynamics, to something as complex as using a compressor to side chain bass and kick drum. I want my students to learn and have fun. Learning music should be an enjoyable escape and not a chore. I want to work with all people - and I can't wait to help create your identity as a musician!

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Experience

Drummer
Nov 2018 - Present
2nd Today

Drummer in rock band 2nd Today.

Audio Engineer/Producer
Aug 2018 - Present
MG Media Studio

I am the owner, engineer, producer for MG Media Studio.

Composer
May 2018 - Present
Film/tv/game Industry

I write film/tv/video game music.

Drummer
Nov 2012 - Jun 2014
Lo and Behold

Drum set player in the pop/alternative rock band Lo and Behold.

Drummer
Sep 2010 - Oct 2012
Shadows of Regret

Drum set player in the metal band Shadows of Regret.

Education

Film Music Composition
Aug 2018 - Present
UNC School of the Arts
Music Production and Recording Arts
Aug 2014 - May 2018
Elon University

Certifications

Avid Pro Tools Vertification
Jan 2018
Avid

Through Elon University I have been authorized as an Avid Certified Pro Tools user.

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