Ross Hodgkinson

Ross H.

North Hollywood, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My teaching style is very flexible & hands on. My goal is to make beautiful music and I do this by taking technical exercises and giving them musical meaning. This means I focus on the ideas of time, vocabulary & dynamic playings, but within this still teaching essential technical exercises in order to create a well-rounded musician.

After each lesson I will email detailed notes, as well as any supplemental documents and/or music.
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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:

I have a Bachelors of Music degree for Professional Music (drum set performance & music production) from Berklee College of Music . Whilst at Berklee I studied under some of the top modern drummers including Dave Dicenso (Josh Groban, Hiromi), James Murphy (Blue Man Group) & Terri Lyne Carrington (Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding).

I am a producer & drummer with a diverse musical background ranging from traditional jazz (voted Young Scottish Jazz Musican of the Year 2012) to modern pop music. My performance experience spans internationally performing on stages in USA, Finland, UK, France & Estonia. As well as performing I'm also skilled in using Ableton & Pro Tools to both produce music and use these DAW's as live performance tool's.

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Session Musician
Sep 2009 - Present

As an independent sideman I have worked with artists such as Skylar Grey, Katelyn Tarver, Jacob McCaslin, Ethan Bortnick & many more.


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


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Drum Set Grade 8
Jun 2009
Trinity Guidhall


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


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


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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