Drums & Percussion Teachers

Anthony Amodeo

Drums • Percussion

EDUCATION
Musicians’ Institute
Studied with Elvin Jones, Steve Smith, Peter Erskine, Dave Weckl, Will Kennedy, Keith Carlock, Joe Porcaro, Ricky Lawson, Ray Luzier, Mike Clark , Maria Martinez, Dave Allen, Fred Dinkins, Gary Hess, and Chuck Silverman

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
20+ years teaching privately
Taught for 11 years in Los Angeles, California and Boston, Massachusetts before returning to New Jersey, where he teaches full time

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Recorded and toured extensively with NJ-based band All Parallels; performs as a session drummer throughout the tri-state area

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Jazz, roots of rhythm and overall percussion

Dave Heilman

Drums • Percussion

EDUCATION
New Jersey City University

TEACHING EXPERIENCE
10+ years teaching privately
Mentored on Norway’s The Voice
Clinician for jazz ensembles at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
Broadway shows Swing!, Spring Awakening, American Idiot, Burn the Floor, and STOMP; co-founder of nationally touring synth-pop group Jupiter One, which signed a two-album deal with Warner Music Group; collaborated and recorded with Grammy-nominated artists Regina Spektor, Lars Vaular, Bernhoft, and Sondre Lerche; performed on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with David Letterman

FAVORITE GENRES TO TEACH
Jazz, Samba, pop