MichEal Rafter

MichEal R.

Anaheim, CA

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MichEal delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+

Teaching since:
October 2009

Enhance Your Creativity and Confidence - Play Drums

Many people want to play drums but they don't know where to start or what to practice, so I provide weekly lessons with a practice plan so you get better at the drums.

MichEal has been playing drums since 1988 and been a drum educator since 2009, and has a practical and patient approach to teaching drumming to his students; he shows how important techniques and exercises apply to the music his students enjoy, so that there is practical application in the real world of drumming and music. He is organized and detailed, but believes in flexibility and making learning and playing fun and creative.


Music Experience
Jan 1985 - Mar 2014
MichEal R.

• Youth Choirs, Musicals and Tours
• High School Marching Bands (Section Leader)
• Church Orchestras and Praise Bands
• Pop/Rock Bands
• Co-Director of Music (Church - 2004 to 2006)
• Drum Captain (Disneyland Flashback Stage Production - 2014)

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Music Education
May 1988 - Dec 2015
MichEal R.


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Education Networks
Jan 2016
MichEal R.

• Member of Sabian Education Network (Consultant Joe Bergamini)
• Member of Vic Firth Education Team
• Member of Percussive Arts Society
• Member of D’Addario Education Collective

Photos & Videos

MichEal Rafter

Video of Collage of MichEal's Drumming
MichEal working with a young student in his home studio

MichEal with Drummer and Sabian Education Consultant Joe Bergamini

MichEal and Mike Dawson (Managing Editor - Modern Drummer Magazine)

MichEal and Drummer Benny Greb

MichEal and Jim Riley (Drummer - Rascal Flatts)

MichEal with World Renown Author and Educator Dom Famularo

MichEal with Roland V-Drums Clinician Michael Schack


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