For the last 10 years, I have been an active musician in the greater Chico area. I picked up my first pair of sticks at 10 years old and starting playing on a full drum set in 6th grade. As a teen, I became involved with the music scene around Orland, CA, going to shows every weekend at the all-ages, family-friendly Soda Shop. Inspired by other musician friends, I started my first rock band with some friends in 2007 at 17, and never looked back.
In November 2015, I purchased Chico Rockstars: School of Music, where we provided music lessons, practice space, recording, musical theater, and a variety of other services catered towards musicians of all ages and skill levels. Before this, I worked as a drum instructor at Guitar Center.
Some highlights of my music career include:
Performing for crowds in the hundreds with Radio Relapse at The Maltese (Nirvana's Nevermind 25th anniversary, Blink-182’s Enema of the State tribute) and in the downtown city plaza several times.
Radio Relapse being named a “Top Shelf Band” by the “Chico Breaks the Record” committee in 2016
Participating in the Chico Breaks the Record attempts
Individually playing for about 3 hours during the invite-only, All-Star Jam
Branching out of Chico to perform in Reno / Sparks, Redding, and Marysville
Recording EPs of original music with Bull Moose Party and Ramona Skye
Radio Relapse EP to be released in 2017
My approach to teaching is to base the lesson around the student, starting with what music they like and want to play. I like to mix technique and music theory with fun right from the beginning so my students get playing quickly but know their stuff if given sheet music. My goal to get students comfortable behind a kit, playing in bands, and performing for the public. You know… the fun part!
I have experience playing drums and percussion for a variety of music genres, including but not limited to: modern/hard rock, punk, alternative, metal, progressive music, indie, classic rock, and a little bit of reggae, blues, folk, Celtic, and jazz. No matter what someone likes to play or wants to learn, we can make it happen.
I hope you will consider me as a music instructor. Thank you!
Drumming Resume Follows
The Unexpected Guest:
"Gave It Away" – link:
Bull Moose Party:
Smells Like Teen Spirit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Xqf4xqrDQA
Self-Titled EP: https://soundcloud.com/ramona-skye/sets/self-titled-ep
Nevermind 25th Anniversary Tribute Show Highlights:
Band Promo video (highlight on me at 1:17 / -2:55): https://www.facebook.com/radiorelapseband/videos/473496189505937/
"Everlong" by Foo Fighters: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-AtPt3x23w
"Welcome to Paradise" by Green Day: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQAm0JphI0Y
Bull Moose Party:
9/12/14 compilation @ Download https://goo.gl/Av53Dv
"Moon Tan Love": https://youtu.be/cDGTwA__sdQ
"Down the Rabbit Hole": https://youtu.be/h13uWTzzZlQ
3/13/15 @ Download: https://youtu.be/Sxz5lNYu0dU
"Kiss Me 'til I'm Dead": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvPrzg-Shdo
"Empathy for the Machine": https://youtu.be/7swGjFWhOKM?t=10s
"Ocean Tide": https://youtu.be/zNSKpdlK5ls
"Cult" : https://youtu.be/1xBg9ct7jgA