UM Drums

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Pete Abbott
Pete Abbott
Pete Abbott NASHVILLE SESSION DRUMMER AND PRODUCER Pete Abbott has been playing music for 35 years. He started his career as a professional drummer at the [...]
Ludwig Afonso
Ludwig Afonso
Ludwig Afonso Shortly after obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance from the University of Miami in May 2002.  Ludwig moved to [...]
Steve Aho
Steve Aho
Steve Aho Steve Aho, originally from Portland, OR, began playing drums and the piano at around age 4. His mother, a piano teacher, and his keyboardist [...]
Carlomagno Araya
Carlomagno Araya
Carlomagno Araya DRUMSET DIVERSITY Currently one of the busiest players on the South Florida music scene, Carlomagno has performed on two multiple-Grammy [...]
Norman Arnold
Norman Arnold
Norman Arnold LA FILM COMPOSER One of the “hot new creatives in film and TV music” – Daily Variety Featured in Daily Variety along with vet composers Hans [...]
Nick Baglio
Nick Baglio
Nick Baglio Originally from New York, Nick began his love for music playing piano at age 5, and quickly picked up the drums shortly thereafter. While in [...]
Marty Beller
Marty Beller
Marty Beller TV/FILM COMPOSER – DRUMSET MANIAC Marty Beller has been the drummer for two-time Grammy Award winner They Might Be Giants for the past [...]
Brendan Buckley
Brendan Buckley
Brendan Buckley ON THE LA SCENE Brendan Buckley was born and raised in the New Jersey areas of Morristown and Mount Arlington. The accessibility to New [...]
Olbin Burgos
Olbin Burgos
Olbin Burgos Not surprisingly, given his great time feel and tastefulness, percussionist Olbin Burgos has recorded with artists of the level of Gloria [...]
Jack Ciano
Jack Ciano
Jack Ciano From Jon Secada to some of the best South Florida groups, Jack has done it all. He is currently the drum instructor at Miami Dade College.
Jonathan Dresel
Jonathan Dresel
Jonathan Dresel Jonathan played in the CJB for three years before graduating from the U and moving to Los Angeles. He has been drumming for the Jimmy [...]
David Drubin
David Drubin
David Drubin Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1951, David Drubin started as a tap dancer at the age of five. Drums became part of his life at the age of [...]
Eric Gardner
Eric Gardner
Eric Gardner Eric, a UM grad, has worked with some of the biggest names in the business and then some! Eric started off touring with Gnarls Barkley, and [...]
Tom Giampietro
Tom Giampietro
Tom Giampietro As a drummer, Giampietro was an original member of Grammy-winning saxophonist Jeff Coffin’s eclectic jazz group the Mu-tet. While with [...]
Danny Gottlieb
Danny Gottlieb
Danny Gottlieb Danny Gottlieb is one of the most popular drummers in jazz and contemporary music. While best known as the drummer in the original Pat [...]
Matt Hankle
Matt Hankle
Matt Hankle Music is in the blood of Matt Hankle. Not only are both his parents and his younger brother professional musicians, but so are aunts, uncles [...]
Chris Hartz
Chris Hartz
Chris Hartz Chris Hartz was born and raised in Los Angeles California and from an early age was given the nickname “bambam” simply because of his ability [...]
Graham Hawthorne
Graham Hawthorne
Graham Hawthorne BLENDING THE THIRD WORLD WITH THE NEW In the past twenty years or so, a New York City music fan out for a night of high-quality rock, pop, [...]
Eric Hughes
Eric Hughes
Eric Hughes When hearing The Beatles at the age of 8 he decided then and there that he had to play drums. That singular event set him on a musical journey [...]
Stewart Jean
Stewart Jean
Stewart Jean Drum Program Chair – Musician’s Institute Background & Education Stewart became interested in music at a very early age [...]
Jonathan Joseph
Jonathan Joseph
Jonathan Joseph DIVERSE MUSICIAN When Jeff Beck accepted an invitation from singer Joss Stone to drive down to the English coastal town of Exeter in Devon [...]
Lee Levin
Lee Levin
Lee Levin Billboard Magazine’s focus on the South Florida Recording scene referred to Lee Levin as “the city’s most in demand [...]
Marko Marcinko
Marko Marcinko
Marko Marcinko Marko began his professional musical career at age 14 enhanced by the influence of a musical family. Growing up in northeastern PA he [...]
Austin McMahon
Austin McMahon
Austin McMahon Austin performs weekly as a member of Jerry Bergonzi’s Quartet and has performed and/or recorded with George Garzone, Joe Lovano, Lionel [...]
Luke Moellman
Luke Moellman
Luke Moellman Great Good Fine OK Often the best pop songs happen spontaneously and on impulse. Like A Prayer was written in a day. Sia Furler wrote [...]
John Molo
John Molo
John Molo FROM BRUCE HORNSBY TO THE JAM BAND SCENE The success of Bruce Hornsby and the Range with albums including The Way It Is, Scenes from the [...]
Rod Morganstein
Rod Morganstein
Rod Morganstein Rod’s professional music career began as a founding member of the groundbreaking group the Dixie Dregs when, as a student at the University [...]
Mark Poiesz
Mark Poiesz
Mark Poiesz Currently on the road with Tyler Farr, Mark Poiesz quickly became the choice of some of the hottest names in Nashville since arriving in 2013. [...]
Jeff Quay
Jeff Quay
Jeff Quay Musical Director of the Blue Man Group Born and raised in rural Wisconsin, Jeff has been drumming for over 35 years. He spent his childhood [...]
Van Romaine
Van Romaine
Van Romaine Van Romaine is one of the busiest drummers around and he’s maintained that status for more than twenty years. Best known for his long [...]
Sarab Singh
Sarab Singh
Sarab Singh Sarab received his music degree from the University of Miami, and is a first-generation Indian from Philadelphia. He was with the band Harper [...]
Einar Scheving
Einar Scheving
Einar Scheving Drummer – Composer Einar Scheving is a drummer/composer from Iceland. He started playing professionally at the age of fifteen and soon [...]
Randy Schrager
Randy Schrager
Randy Schrager Randy Schrager was the touring and studio drummer for electro dance-pop band Scissor Sisters, known on stage as ‘Randy Real’. He can be [...]
Kevin Stevens
Kevin Stevens
Kevin Stevens Los Angeles based freelance drummer, Kevin Stevens, is a graduate of the acclaimed University of Miami-Jazz department, where he studied drum [...]
Mike Sturgis
Mike Sturgis
Mike Sturgis Mike began drumming at the age of ten and from 1982 to 1986 attended the University of Miami, where he received a degree in Studio Music and [...]
Danny Susnjar
Danny Susnjar
Danny Susnjar Western Australian drummer/percussionist/composer/educator Daniel Susnjar has recently completed 5 years of performance and study in the USA, [...]
Jason Sutter
Jason Sutter
Jason Sutter Born in Potsdam, New York, Jason began playing drums at the age of nine and played his first professional gig at the age of ten with his band [...]
Omar Tavarez
Omar Tavarez
Omar Tavarez Born in New York City and raised in South Florida, drummer/programmer Omar Tavarez has used the important support of both his parents and his [...]
Ed Toth
Ed Toth
Ed Toth Ed Toth has been playing the drums for nearly 30 of his 36 years. “I don’t remember my life without music. I truly believe that it was a universal [...]