- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7+
- Teaching since:
- May 2006
Hi! My name is Robby and I am a drummer/percussionist based in Brooklyn. I prioritize humor, empathy, and patients as crucial elements of music making. My musical experience includes rock, pop, hip-hop, classical, jazz, electronic, and almost any other genre. Recently, I earned a Masters Degree in Percussion Performance from the Mannes School of Music in 2016.
I can teach out of my studio in Downtown Brooklyn or I am happy to meet you for lessons elsewhere if you have your own location with the instruments we need. I can teach drumset, classical & orchestral percussion, keyboard mallet instruments, early piano, and techniques in Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, and Garageband music softwares.
Whether you have no musical experience or have been practicing for a while, I am happy to work with you and figure out how to best reach your musical goals. I look forward to meeting you!
Sticks & mallets
Small MIDI keyboard
Laptop with audio software
Small orchestral instruments (i.e. triangle, tambourine)
I play a wide variety of grooves with this band. Between straight ahead dance beats, expressive jazz-influenced grooves, and funky hip-hop beats, I have a ton of fun expanding my pallet with these guys.
Contemporaneous is an ensemble that performs exciting modern music of all varieties. With this group I have frequently played drum set, keyboard percussion, and an extremely wide spectrum of other classical and experimental percussion instruments.
I work with my friend Abbi Press to take her lush electronic pop songs and bring them to life in a live setting as her drummer. I also have recorded drum tracks and percussion samples for her songs.