Born: August 19 Primary Instrument: Drums
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Chris DeRosa is a Professional Freelance Drummer/Producer/Composer who currently lives in New York City, although his experience has taken him to many parts of the world (over 50 countries). Chris was born in New Haven, Connecticut but later moved to nearby Guilford where he took up the drums. At a very young age Chris was mesmerized by the sounds of the ecm record label he would hear pouring out of his radio on WPKN’s late night Jazz program. He was fortunate enough to get a scholarship to attend the Educational Center For The Arts (ECA) High School and at 16 studied with NTSU famed Drum set Professor Ed Soph while on sabbatical in Connecticut....
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Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
If you want to learn how to play drums or just improve your drumming in general then I can help! I will tailor each one-hour lesson at my Manhattan studio to exactly the areas you want to develop. I have more then 20 years of private teaching experience as well as teaching at such universities as Marymount Manhattan College, The NYACK School of Music, and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. My rates are very reasonable. I play and teach all styles of drumming including Gospel, Rock, Jazz, Blues, Latin, Afro-Cuban, Pop, Punk, Brazilian, Samba, Bossa Nova, Funk, Hip Hop, Soul, Neo-Soul, R&B, Blues, Reggae, Dance Hall, One Drop, Rock Steady, Ska, Mento, Soca and Solo Drumming Among Others. I can teach how you to read and also play your favorite songs. As a well versed seasoned studio and live drummer I have studied at both The Berklee College of Music where I received the prestigious Buddy Rich Jazz Masters Scholarship and at the University Of Miami where I was the recipient of the Bowman Ashe Scholarship for artistic and academic achievement. I have performed with dozens of artists including Deborah Harry and Chris Stein of Blondie, Rick Ross, Masspike Miles, The Yale University Big Band, Melba Moore, Phil Perry, The Five Satins, Nadia Ali and worked with such Producers as Daniel Rey (White Zombie, Ramones), Steve Eigner (Nelly), Roger Fife (Tricky), Kramer (Urge Overkill, Ween, Butthole Surfers, Daniel Johnston), and Jon Brion (Fiona Apple, Aimee Mann, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind). I have also performed at many churches some of which include Trinity Grace, Redeemer, The Journey, Infinity, Citilights, Emmanuel, and Grace Redeemer Church as well as performed for the Theater and Dance communities. As a creative drummer I have been featured in several drumming magazines including Modern Drummer and DRUM! Magazine, Percfest, and The Black Page. I have released many offerings as both a leader and a sideman. I have performed on among others WXPN’s (Philadelphia) “World Cafe”, WDST’s (Woodstock) “Sessions”, toured the Middle East for the Armed Forces in support of our troops, and toured China as part of a Jazz Cultural Exchange. I am Endorsed By & Deeply Grateful To: Vic Firth Drumsticks, Sabian Cymbals, Evans Drum Heads, Brady Snare Drums, RhythmTech, and Grover Pro Percussion. I am a member of BMI, The Harry Fox Agency, and The University Of Miami Alumni Association. Checkout out a few of my published articles: Here is an article I wrote for the Italian Drum Magazine "PERCFEST": http://www.percfest.com/DeRosa.htm Click Here To read my Black Page Interview: http://www.chrisderosa.com/pictures/BlackPage.pdf To checkout career info or to hear audio samples please visit: http://www.chrisderosa.com http://www.myspace.com/chrisderosa Let’s get you where you’d like to be!