Zen Raynor

Zen R.

San Bernardino, CA
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Lesson Details

Drum

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I focus on drum grooves such as Jazz, Funk, Hip-Hop, Latin, Swing, Rock, and RnB. I have experience from multiple drum teachers, and have attended Cuesta College (A.A. in Music Performance) and CSUSB (B.A. in Music). If you're a beginner or are looking to improve on some new ideas and techniques, I'd be glad to teach you.

Primary focus: Drums
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About

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Zen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:
2014

Zen's Bio.

Trying to learn the drums? Want to know how to produce, mix, master, record, or perform with Ableton Live? Set up a lesson time to learn and collaborate right away!

Bio:

Starting with percussion and drum set in the styles of Classical and Jazz at Cuesta College for his A.A. in Music Performance. He then moved to the Inland Empire (Southern California), attending Cal State San Bernardino focusing on his B.A. in Music and Minor in Music Technology. Co-Founding his own Record Label called, MASS Productions, he now works with many artists for live performances, music production, recording, mixing, and mastering. Still actively playing in a Jazz Combo, Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Percussion Ensemble. Drum lessons taken with Mike Raynor, Darrel Voss, Todd Johnson, Justin Scott, and Joel Taylor. Tech lessons taken with Scott Vance.

Hardware:
-Push II
-Launchpad
-Maschine Mikro MK2
-M-Audio Keystation Mini32

Studio Gear:
-KRK Rocket 5's
-Focusrite 2i4
-Nord Stage 2 (88)
-Audio Technica AT-LP60
-Audio Technica M50x
-15" Traynor Tube Amp
-ddrum Triggers (Chrome)
-Gretch Catalina Club

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Experience

Assistant Music Technician
Nov 2016 - Present
CSUSB Music Department

Operate and maintain technical equipment to amplify, enhance, record, mix, or reproduce sound. Stage hand set-up and tear-down of mics, music equipment, and gear. Help guide performers onto stage. Performance program features a wide range of ensembles such as, but not limited to Jazz, Orchestra, Symphonic, and Choral.

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Vice President
Sep 2016 - Present
MASS Productions

Organize, manage, and perform live music events. Write and produce original electronic music. Weekly studio meetings are used for educational workshops, recording, mxing, mastering, and production. DAWs used are Ableton Live, Protools, Logic, FLstudio, and more.

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Staff
Dec 2017 - Jan 2018
Insomniac Events

Percussionist
Dec 2017 - Dec 2017
Loma Linda Academy

Ringer for the LLA Symphony

Percussionist
Apr 2015 - May 2015
Central Coast Childrens Chior

Recording Studio Intern
Jul 2013 - Aug 2014
Fast Trax Recording Studio

Used Protools for recording, mixing, and mastering purposes. Set-up and tear-down of microphones and instruments for performers.

Drummer
Jun 2008 - Aug 2008
First Baptist Church-Los Osos

Education

B.A. in Music - Minor in Music Technology
Sep 2015 - Present
CSUSB
A.A in Music Performance
Sep 2012 - Mar 2015
Cuesta College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

Campus Leaders
Jan 2018
CSUSB - Student Success

Stop Sexual Harassment Training for MASS Production Leaders.

Affiliations

National Association of Music Merchants
Jan 2018

NAMM is the not-for-profit association that promotes the pleasures and benefits of making music and strengthens the $17 billion global music products industry. NAMM's activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages.

Percussive Arts Society, The
May 2017

We offer students and professionals opportunities to grow artistically and professionally. Students can learn have a music industry experience through the PAS Internship program or apply to receive a PAS scholarship or grant. Professionals can create new percussion programs or gain recognition through PAS grants and contests. Many individuals have significantly impacted the world of percussion through the Percussive Arts Society and they are recognized in our Hall of Fame and Awards pages.

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Photos & Videos

Jazz Set Featuring Zen Raynor on Drums
Recording Session

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Drums

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Drums

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Mass Productions Showcase 2017

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Ableton Live Push II

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Pop - Produced and Recorded with Ableton live.
Electronic/Hip-hop - Produced with Ableton live.
Dubstep - Produced with Ableton live.
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4 Reviews

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Alex Jan 20, 2018
Ableton · Online

Zen knows everything there is to know about Ableton Live production, and from what I can tell he is an excellent percussionist and songwriter as well. Our lessons are thorough and professional, and fun too. He is very passionate about music and art. Definitely recommend!

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Garry Jan 18, 2018
Percussion · In studio

Zen is on my Tech staff at CSUSB. He is proficient in everything he does. He is prompt and follows through.

Loren Jan 17, 2018
Ableton · Online

When it comes to Ableton, Zen is incredibly knowledgable and has much to offer on the subject. Highly recommended!

Jane Dec 12, 2017
Drum · In studio

Excellent instructor for my child. Highly recommend.

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