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Rob Brandon

 

 

Rob Brandon is a drummer and percussionist originally from Boston, Massachusetts; currently residing in Denver, CO. His passion for music, specifically rhythm runs very deep. Rob has been playing music since the age of six. He began playing piano and then switched to drum kit when he was twelve years old. While growing up, he took drum lessons from talented Berklee graduate Lou Lacava and graduated with a degree in percussion performance and recording arts from the University of Colorado Denver in 2016. While at CU Denver, Rob studied for five years with his teacher Thomas VanSchoickVanschoick who studied for many years under world renown percussionist Michael Spiro has given Rob an extremely dense pallet of Afro-Cuban percussion skills to work with. This includes extensive knowledge on congas, timbales, bongo, bata, shekere, and more. Along with his work with Vanschoick, Rob has done additional drum set studies with Pete Ellingson and Todd Reid at The University of Colorado Denver.

     Throughout his career, Rob has worked with or attended clinics hosted by: Michael SpiroRuben Alvarez, Jose Espino, Todd Reid, Pete Ellingson, and Allison Miller. He also does session work in Denver, CO, recording and sitting in with various bands around town on either percussion or drum set. He has played alongside artists such as Todd RundgrenJose EspinoPeter StoltzmanMegan BurttPete Ellingson, Doug Krause, Owen Kortz, and more! Lastly, Rob is the resident percussionist in a few bands around Denver; the up and coming electronic trio Spectacle and the funky fresh sounds of Fancy Sauce.

Dan Nusz—Drums 

Dan Nusz has been playing drums for over twenty years, playing in Jazz, Rock, Blues, Funk, Country, Heavy Metal, and Jam bands all over the country. He has over 10 years’ experience teaching a wide variety of drum styles and enjoys teaching students from all experience levels and ages.

Dan works with each student to provide a fun, personalized, and scalable lesson plan that ensures every lesson is tailored to the student’s ability and musical tastes.  He strives to build each student's technique, creativity, song and style repertoire, and ability to improvise,  Additionally, to give students a better feel for incorporating drums into all aspects of music, or to help students prepare for playing in a band, Dan will often accompany students on guitar or bass.