Skyler Badakhsh

Skyler B.

San Diego, CA

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
My lessons are designed to help students grow as not just drummers, but as musicians. I'm a strong believer in the development of your own personal style, and each student under my wing grows creatively in the direction of what they're most passionate about. I instill a solid foundation of technique and music theory while keeping students engaged through curriculum custom tailored to their interests, transcribe songs for my students so they can hone their abilities by learning their favorite tracks, and have extensive notes and modifications of the classic drum texts I use to make them more enriching and exciting.
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Skyler 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'm a lifelong musician with over a decade of experience on drum set and world drums, and an aspiring ethnomusicology professor specializing in African and Indian percussion. I teach drums in all styles and age groups, and have experience teaching special needs students.

My playing and teaching style comes from my mentors John Celello, who studied under Terry Bozzio, and Jonathan Hepfer, who is now a professor at Cal Arts. The curriculum is engaging, fun, and streamlined to help get my students ready to play with other musicians early on without sacrificing proper technique and musicality.

With a life goal of spreading my passion for rhythm in academia and beyond, I guide and inspire my students to develop their own personality on the instrument, creating expressive, unique musicians with a passion for their art and supreme confidence in their playing.

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B.A. In Sociocultural Anthropology and Music
Sep 2012 - Jun 2017
University of California San Diego


Fluent / Native Proficiency

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