Born: March 4, 1978
Steve Slater is a professional drummer, musician and music instructor. Steve is a member of 4 successful local bands, Farewell Typewriter and Trip Device, the jazz trio aptly named Park Street Trio, and recently the surf punk band Aloha Screwdriver. He is the go-to drummer for the Ebay corporate cover band, Twisted Lister. In addition to playing regularly and collaborating on a variety of unique projects, he is the Founder and Lead Instructor at School of Drums in Fremont, California. In 2008, Steve signed an endorsement deal with MRP Drums and now plays his own custom kit.
Steve's music education began in high school when he performed in every school ensemble and formed his own bands with peers. Steve attended Santa Barbara City College as a Music major, joining the school's distinguished Big Band as well as the Concert Band, Orchestra, Small Jazz Combo, and even Choir. There he studied ear training, music theory, music history and piano while also taking private lessons with the school percussion/drum instructor, Jon Nathan. Steve also played with local bands, including the now popular Sugarcult....
Willing to teachIntermediate to advanced students
Credentials/BackgroundI teach in Fremont CA, 5 days per week. $30 per half hour, one on one, lesson.