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ABOUT THE TEACHER

PROFESSIONAL BIO

Chris Brawley is a drummer, composer, bandleader and music educator currently residing in Los Angeles. Chris’s foundation in music began at the age of nine when he first learned to play guitar and bass. 

Chris performs regularly in the Los Angeles area and has led jazz
groups with notable artists such as Bob Sheppard, Alex Hahn, and Jon Hatamiya. When Chris finds time to step away from music, he enjoys the great outdoors including hiking the tallest peaks in Southern California as well as gaining new inspiration from art exhibits and film. 

EDUCATION

University of Southern California

Doctor of Musical Arts
Master of Music

 

William Patterson University of New Jersey

Bachelor of Music in Drum Performance

Magna Cum Laude

SPECIALTY

  • Drum set - All Levels

  • Theory - All Levels

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Recorded full length album, The Underscore, Bridges (now called By Sunlight), 2005

  • Recorded full length album, The Eyes of Tomorrow, Broken Iris, 2007

  • Live Radio Performance with jazz pianist Mulgrew Miller on "The Sequel" on 88.3 WBGO (2013)

  • Primary teaching assistant to master drummer, Dr. Peter Erskine, at USC from 2015-2019.

LANGUAGES

  • English 

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CHRIS BRAWLEY

DRUM TEACHER