Oliver Dobrian

Oliver D.

Los Angeles, CA

About Oliver D.

Oliver teaches: Ages 8 and up
Teaching since: October 2008
Last sign in: Within two months


My name is Oliver, and I am a professional musician from Southern California. I have played the drums since age 4. I have also played guitar for over 10 years, and am comfortable teaching both instruments. I also like to write and record music, and like to work with others and collaborate on musical projects as well as teaching others how to do the same. While it may be cliché to say that music is my life, in this case it is true! I love everything to do with music and am constantly involved with it every day. I recently graduated from UCLA with a degree in Ethnomusicology/Jazz Studies with an emphasis on Drum Performance, having studied with Clayton Cameron and Jason Harnell. I am currently living as a musician based in Los Angeles.

I love teaching, and have been doing it since 2008. I have a rehearsal studio with a full drum kit and other musical equipment that I will be available to teach from, but I am also willing to come to you to work with your own equipment!

Please feel free to view/listen to my videos, and contact me with any questions. I look forward to hearing from you!

Photos and Videos

This is a song written, performed, and produced by Oliver Dobrian. All instruments and vocals were done by Oliver.


Drum Instructor

Feb 2015 - Present
Backseat Beats


May 2010 - Present
The End of Summer

I play drums in the LA-based rock band The End of Summer. Feel free to check us out on Facebook, and look us up to catch us at a show!


Aug 2013 - Aug 2013
Jazz Composers Orchestra Institute

I attended and worked for JCOI at UCLA in the summer of 2013. I got to learn a ton about jazz composing and performing for free in exchange for intern work (office work, classroom prep/tech, lunch prep, etc.)

Teacher's Assitant

Jun 2010 - Jul 2010

I was the TA for a Digital Music Production class at the Tokyo School of Music for a summer program put on by UCI.


BA Ethnomusicology/Jazz Studies

Sep 2010 - Jun 2014

High School Diploma

Sep 2006 - Jun 2010
The Putney School

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Limited Proficiency


Bachelor of the Arts

Jun 2014

Ethnomusicology/Jazz Studies

High School Diploma

Jun 2010
The Putney School


Band of the Month

Oct 2013
Deli Magazine Los Angeles


American Composers Orchestra

Aug 2013

American Composers Orchestra (ACO) is the only orchestra in the world dedicated to the creation, performance, preservation and promulgation of music by American composers. Founded in 1977, ACO pursues a singular mission by maintaining an unparalleled range of activities.

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Jan 2011

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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