Ross Hodgkinson

Ross H.

North Hollywood, CA
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About

Ross delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2011

A Berklee College of Music graduate, I am an internationally recognized drummer & capable of teaching a wide range of genres from jazz to pop. I’m a prominent teacher & performer in the Los Angeles area, working with artists such as Skylar Grey (Interscope Records), Katelyn Tarver (Universal Music), Ethan Bortnick (PBS) and many more local artists. As a teacher I have a lesson studio equipped for teaching both in-person and online private drum lessons.

Using my experience I am able to cater my lessons to students of all abilities, be it brand new or a seasoned player. I shape my curriculum to fit the needs of each and every student I meet & my end goal is always with the goal of maximizing their creativity potential to its fullest.

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Experience

Teacher/Live/Studio Drummer
Sep 2009 - Present
Independent

Education

B.A. Professional Music (Performance & Music Production)
Sep 2013 - May 2017
Berklee College of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Drum Set Grade 8
Jun 2009
Trinity Guidhall

Awards

Professional Music Excellence Award
Mar 2016
Berklee College of Music
Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year
Jun 2012
Scottish Jazz Federation

Affiliations

Berklee College of Music Alumni
Jun 2017

The Berklee Alumni Affairs Office embraces the college’s alumni as valuable members and vital stakeholders in a lifelong, global community. We strive to foster and strengthen alumni engagement in meaningful and innovative ways that support the interests and goals of alumni in their professional and personal pursuits.

Guided by the college’s mission, we seek to build a sense of shared community, pride, professional achievement, volunteerism, philanthropic support, and commitment to Berklee. We celebrate and applaud our alumni as they seek to improve the world around them through their creative pursuits.

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8 Reviews

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Andrew Jul 1, 2018
Drum · Online

Ross has improved my drumming so much in such a short period of time. He is truly amazing!!

Lobo Soto Jun 27, 2018
Drum · In studio

Very knowledgeable, patient and has great attention to detail. He provides different methods in order for you to understand. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Maria May 28, 2018
Drum · Online

Fantastic

Jane May 12, 2018
Drum · Online

Ross is the best! He's a top young LA musician, by far the best musician AND teacher I've studied with. I feel very very thankful to have an hour of his time every single week to learn from him. He's improved my drumming vastly in such a short period of time, its amazing!

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Brian May 12, 2018
Drum · Online

My son has been through a couple of different teachers now & it is clear to me Ross really knows what he's doing. He's young, engaging & has a unique teaching method that magically captivates my son every week!

Ayanna .. Mar 29, 2018
Drum · Online

Initially, my son didn't want to change drum teachers but we lucked out by finding Ross. Ross stepped right in and literally has taken my son to the next level of drumming seamlessly. Ross has a great balance of challenging and encouraging his students and I highly recommend him as a drum teacher.

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Leo Jan 24, 2018
Drum · Online

Sandra Jun 22, 2017
Drum · Online

Wow! For someone who was completely new to drums and understanding rhythm , Ross was absolutely perfect for what I needed. His attention to detail shows just how knowledgable he is of his craft, and makes hard matters easy to understand! (even a 6 year old could understand him)

His professionalism strives even through online classes, because he's so keen on making sure you understand the context.

Would HIGHLY recommend!

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