Drums and Percussion Ages 6+ All Levels
Dan is a drummer, mallet player, and hand percussionist originally from the greater Philadelphia area. During and after receiving his bachelors of “total percussion” performance at Berklee
College of Music, he became a very active performer around the New England area, and has toured across the United States and Canada multiple times.
While passionate about the independent music scene, Dan is incredibly proficient at all styles of percussion and music history. Dan has also performed with, and opened up for many notable artists, including Ray Green of Tower of Power, Lucinda Williams, Victor Wooten, Children of Bodom, and many more. He also has an extensive work history in production. He has worked on shows for Warped Tour 2018, Taylor Swift, Megadeath, Pearl Jam, James Taylor, Zack Brown Band, and many more.
Dan Hoffman’s primary goal when teaching is to make the learning experience fun and engaging. He believes the best way to learn something new is to provide a well-rounded education – not just on methodology – but to provide a well-rounded education that includes learning the deeper context and history of the music. Once you have that, Dan says, “the sky’s the limit!”
If you want to learn with a drummer that has excellent, well-rounded conventional and artistic music expertise, Dan Hoffman can help you reach your goals
Drums and Percussion All Levels
Ian Barnett is a professional drummer, producer, and DJ living in Brooklyn, NY. Since graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2013, he has toured all over the world as a drummer, playback engineer, and DJ. Currently he is the primary drummer for pop artist Betty Who, as well as hip hop artist Marlon Craft. In addition to playing for other artists, he also releases his own music under the name Mallow.
Sharing knowledge and passing down wisdom through music has always been important to Ian and he has been a dedicated teacher for over a decade. He has experience working with all ages and skill levels so no matter what your goals are he will help you achieve them!