I have been playing in bands since age 13. I started learning drums in school band at age 10. I was influenced by Ringo (Beatles), Ginger Baker (Cream), Billy Cobham (various jazz fusion bands) and many other drummers. I play and teach Rock, Blues, Country, Jazz, Folk, and Latin.
Gary Ha has over 20+ years of music experience in the Colorado Springs area.
At age 13-15 I studied rudimental drumming with Denver Symphony percussionist Bill Roberts.
After learning snare and various percussion instruments, I started learning drum set on my own. I studied jazz drumming in my 20s; other than that, I'm mostly self-taught.
I've played with many bands and music groups over the years. To mention a few: Kenny Penny Trio (Country, Jazz, Rock)Cathedral Jones (Classic Rock) Good Report (Country-Rock, Gospel) Night Shift (Country, Rock, Blues) Mighty Quinn (Folk Rock, Alt-Country) FBC Orchestra (Church worship orchestra) Springs Vineyard Worship Band
I started teaching drums at age 25 and have taught hundreds of people of all ages to play drums and percussion. From 1999 to 2007 I taught full-time at Graner Music in Colorado Springs, then Pitt's Drum Shop in 2007-08, then Colorado Music Studio, 2008-12, with 40-60 students per week during that time. I now teach at my home studio Monday through Friday.
Lessons Locations: In Studio
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