Rob Bodley

Rob B.

Nashville, TN
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Music Performance

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Prepping yourself to be the best performer you can be!
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Rob passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Rob delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

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. My goal is to help every student achieve their goals on their instrument. My methods are relaxed and patient, 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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Mar 2017 - Present

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 Bodley Drums

Private drum tracking at my home studio!

Percussion Teacher
May 2015 - May 2016


Bachelor of Music: Performance
Jan 2013 - May 2016
Roberts Wesleyan College
Associates in Music Performance
Aug 2006 - May 2008
Monroe Community College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Jul 2018


Heat Seekers #1
Jul 2010


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.

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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.

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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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Photos & Videos

Music video shoot in 2011 with Young Bloods

Photo by Rob B.

Performing with Red Letter Statement

Performing in a Jazz quartet for a Roberts Wesleyan administration event.

Jazz Quartet

Heres  a live studio recording of my band The Foxies
Here is another clip of my band Performing live in Nashville
This is an old music video from my old band Young Bloods
Live performance by Red Letter Statement in 2014
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Ryan Mar 18, 2019
Drum · In studio

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.

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