Rob Bodley
Nashville, TN
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Rob Bodley

Rob B.

Nashville, TN
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I'm a full time touring musician, I studied music in school for 8 years, but I can honestly say I've learned more about music through my years as a touring musician. I find great joy in sharing all the things I've learned over the years.

I like getting to know my students; their expectations and goals as an aspiring drummer, and I build my curriculum around their needs.

In my lessons you can expect to learn, and have fun!

About Rob B.

Have you always wanted to play the drums? Do you want to jam along your favorite tracks or play live with a band?
I will teach you or your child all of the knowledge and tools needed to do whatever your dream is on your instrument. I take pride in helping every student achieve their goals on their instrument. My methods are relaxed and patient, and is an environment that promotes a love of music!
Well pick up some sticks and lets get rolling! (Pun intended)

My lessons are not the same for everyone. I like to get to know my students; music goals and learning style, and I build my curriculum around that information.

I am a full time touring, recording musician who lives in Nashville TN. I graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Performance from Roberts Wesleyan College.
During my studies at Roberts I taught percussion and music theory at U-Prep High school.

In 2016 I moved to Nashville, after 4 months of working with anyone and everyone, I decided to find a band I that I could call my own. Leading me to this moment, where I am currently on tour with my band, The Foxies, and perform with and MD for two other artist based out of Nashville.

I have Performed at Warped Tour, Sundance, SXSW, Bonaroo, Nashvilles-Live on the Green.

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Joey S.
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awesome first lesson! thanks for your patience Rob!

Posted May 12, 2020
Alex
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Rob is one of the most innovative and experienced experts on Ableton Live. He knows everything from how to set up the perfect arrangement for your backing tracks to how to automate lights synced to your show.

Posted Aug 13, 2019
Alex S.
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First lesson with Rob was very good. He was patient, got a feel for the student level and encouraged learning and creativity. Awesome experience.

Posted Jul 22, 2019
Ryan
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Of all my year's of formal education, I can confidently say my time as a student under Rob was perhaps the most significant. He demonstrated a tremendous amount of patience, and genuine care into my development, and took me from a guy who was VERY rough on the drums to a proficiency level.

On top of building the physical mechanics and techniques to become a drummer, Rob put even more emphasis on how I internalized, felt, and heard the music. Each lesson focus was equally weighted with theory, practical use, real-time listening, and execution - developing all my senses and slowly building my foundation so I could take the material and know how to grow upon it outside of the lesson room.

Lessons with Rob is more than learning a cool fill, or a fun groove - even though those do happen - but it is learning how to become a musician, and I'll carry the lessons learned from him with me forever.

Posted Mar 18, 2019

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Experience

Drummer
Mar 2017 - Present

The FOXIES

Tour and recording drummer. Ableton sessions: Building and mixing backing tracks Automating and programming light shows. Arranging live performances, and organizing rehearsals!

Session Drummer
Sep 2014 - Present

Rob B. Drums

Private drum tracking at my home studio!

Percussion Teacher
May 2015 - May 2016

RAPA

Education

Bachelor of Music: Performance
Jan 2013 - May 2016

Roberts Wesleyan College

Associates in Music Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2008

Monroe Community College

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Ableton
Jul 2018

Ableton

Ableton
Jan 2018

Berklee School of Music

Certified Ableton teacher: Track building Mixing Live set building Lighting Automation Video

Awards

Heat Seekers #1
Jul 2010

Billboard

Affiliations

Nashville Songwriters Association International
Jun 2017
The Nashville Songwriters Association International (NSAI) is the world’s largest not-for-profit songwriters trade association. Established in 1967, the membership of more than 5,000 active and pro members spans the United States and six other countries. NSAI is dedicated to protecting the rights of and serving aspiring and professional songwriters in all genres of music.
BMI
Jun 2017
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
National Association of Music Merchants
Jul 2015
NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.
Phi Theta Kappa
May 2006
The purpose of Phi Theta Kappa shall be to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students. To achieve this purpose, Phi Theta Kappa shall provide opportunity for the development of leadership and service, for an intellectual climate for exchange of ideas and ideals, for lively fellowship for scholars, and for stimulation of interest in continuing academic excellence.

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