Los Angeles Drum Teachers
Boston-born drummer, native now to LA, Nick has been playing drums now for over 18 years. He started playing drums at the age of 2, with his first real gig playing besides his mother in the local church choir. Years later Nick went on tour with multiple acts playing festivals such as "Warped Tour", "CornerStone" and "Soulfest." After gaining much experience on the road before ending his high school career, Nick was given the chance to continue his passion for music at Berklee College Of Music. There, he was able to study drums with some of the greats such as, Rod Morgenstein - Dixie Drags, Winger, Terri Lee Carrington - Herbie Hancock, Dizzy Gillespie, and Mike Mangini, - Dream Theater , Extreme as well as many more.
After graduating with a Bachelors Degree in Professional Music , He moved to LA. Nick now is the main drummer and member for a group named HUNTR, whose original music has been featured on "UFC2" and "UFC3" by EAsports , BEATS1 radio, Netflix original series Between, and many other shows and publications. Besides HUNTR, Nick continues to be a session drummer for local musicians in the LA areas as well as teach. With his passion for his instrument, he continues to try and blur the lines between genres and play as much and for who ever as humanly possible.
Conrad Reeves is a professional guitarist, music educator, music producer, and audio engineer. He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the esteemed Oberlin Conservatory of Music, as well as his Performance Diploma from SAM College in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Reeves offers teaching services for guitar, keyboard, vocals, songwriting, bass, drums, and music production.
Reeves holds extensive teaching experience in many instruments and age ranges. He has been a faculty member at institutions such as Michigan State University CMSD, Detroit Institute of Music Education, and a secondary lessons instructor at Oberlin Conservatory. Reeves has had longtime students in the disciplines of guitar, piano, production, drum set, bass, and songwriting. His students have rave reviews for his encouraging and engaging teaching style.
Reeves is currently the guitarist for R&B legend Faith Evans, and has worked professionally as a guitarist for major acts such as Kierra Sheard, Karen Clark Sheard, and many more. He has produced and mixed projects for many local artists in Detroit and Los Angeles.
A drummer since the 5th grade, Ben grew up in Washington, D.C., performing with both his high school's jazz band and D.I.Y garage punks The AK's. His lifelong love of the instrument has seen him to perform in a variety of working bands in Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles, and also internationally, traveling as far as Germany and Finland.
Educated at Harvard University (English Literature) and Musician's Institute (Drum Performance), Ben now works for hire in Los Angeles. A versatile, trained professional, he is dedicated to passing on his knowledge and love of the instrument through teaching -- volunteering in an LAUSD middle school, teaching after-school music classes with the LOUD music education program, and also taking on private students. Ben believes that within every student is someone searching for the joy of music, and his teaching approach combines a grounding in the fundamentals of technique and musical literacy with a sense of fun, exuberance, and creative expression.
Aaron Shadrow began his musical endeavors as a drummer at age 9. He quickly fell in love with music, and soon after took on guitar, bass, and piano. He has played in countless bands of different genres and instruments, including; drums in a jazz combo, lead guitar in an indie rock band, keyboards in a pop band, and many more.
Aaron tested out of high school early to achieve a degree in Music Production from the Los Angeles Recording School. While instrumentation is still a huge focus on his life, his main daily workload relies heavily on the usage of DAW (Digital Audio Workspace) production (specifically Pro Tools and Ableton).
Aaron is actively excited and eager to engage other musicians in their musical quest. While he is ready and able to teach beginner/intermediate lessons on drums, guitar, bass, and piano, he sees first-hand that the music industry has drastically changed, and that any musician who wants to make a living off of their craft must have a basic-advanced knowledge of DAW production. Ask Aaron about signing up for production lessons in Pro Tools and/or Ableton. Hybrid lessons are also highly encouraged (instrument of choice/DAW production).
Being a musician in Los Angeles has provided Grant with wonderful opportunities. Traveling the country, sharing the stage with some of the greatest players in L.A., playing on records and getting to teach all in the name of music.
Throughout his youth Grant played in school jazz bands and local rock bands but it wasn't until college that music became his primary focus. He studied jazz performance, earned a degree in Music Business and juggled multiple original projects during his 4 years at The University of Redlands.
In 2008 Grant moved to L.A. and began "cutting his teeth", learning quickly what it meant to be a professional musician; not just what was expected of him as a player but also the importance of preparedness, being on time, and a good attitude.
Grant has toured the country backing singer songwriter Benny Marchant, he was a two time finalist at the "Next Great Drummer Competition" sponsored by Sam Ash Music and is the drummer featured on the popular interactive music toy "Paper Jamz" Drum series.
Grant currently resides in Hollywood California playing and recording with various artists and performing with top L.A. music agencies.
Jeremiah “Miah” Palmer
Jeremiah “Miah” Palmer is a professional drummer from the San Francisco East Bay area. Having started his percussion instruction in elementary school at age 9, he played drums and percussion in the concert, symphonic, jazz, and marching bands. At age 15 he joined his first rock band, which he played with through the rest of high school. At 19 he joined the US Army, where he honorably served his commitment, and continued to play professional gigs around central Texas. In 2003 he decided to move to Los Angeles to study at the M.I. (Musicians Institute). In 2006, he accepted a position with The Van-Dells and had to move to Nashville, Tennessee. After returning in 2007, having received his Journeyman and Professional certificates in percussion from M.I. and he was hired on in 2007 as a classroom drummer, teaching assistant, and LPW (Live Playing Workshop) instructor, all the while playing gigs with L.A. bands and recording sessions. He now teaches privately online, at his home studio, and at both the Pasadena Piano Academy and Fountain Valley Music.
Growing up in Los Angeles, Danny took full advantage of the multitude of music styles available to him to perform. Through his experience in the Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, he was able to at a young age play in a variety of styles. This program gave him the opportunity to play with jazz bands, singer-songwriters, percussion ensembles, rock bands, musicals, and with tap dancers. This experience gave him the skills to play in jazz bands with such musicians as Roger Neuman and Richard Simon; performing at the Central Ave. Jazz Festival, the Sweet and Hot Jazz Festival, and opening up for such artists as Daniel Glass, Jennifer Leitham, and Buddy Collette.
With the vibrant LA club scene, he has had the opportunity to perform at world famous clubs like the House of Blues, the Viper Room, Whiskey A Go Go, The Mint, The Rainbow Bar and Grill; opening up for bands including Flock of Seagulls and working with producers including Roy Thomas Baker, and Jay Laura.
Along with a busy performance schedule, he has recorded at 4th Street Recording, Angelhouse Productions, Black Smoke Gallery, and has had his recordings featured in the movies Stomp the Yard and Obsessed; as well as 95.5 KLOS and 88.9 KXLU.
He is currently the percussion instructor at Culver City High School. He keeps a busy teaching schedule and can be seen playing around Southern California.