Gary Johnson, Drum Instructor|
As a drummer Gary Johnson has been working professionally for over 30 years with wide-ranging experience. He has accompanied some of the country's top jazz instrumentalists and vocalists including Dizzy Gillespie, Phil Wilson, Rosemary Clooney, the Artie Shaw Orchestra, Buddy De Franco, Connie Hanes, Scott Hamilton, Dave McKenna and Ruby Braff. In addition to his studies at Berklee College of Music, Gary's formal training includes private instruction with jazz great Alan Dawson, Fred Buda of the Boston Pops Orchestra and noted educator Bill Flanagan.
Gary has been teaching for 7 years as a private instructor, a teacher at Milton High School and most recently at the Music Machine. The son of New England jazz legend Dick Johnson, Gary is a musician's musician who loves live performance, recording and helping new percussionists develop their craft.
Gary is available to teach Tue 3:00-8:00 and Thu 3:00-6:00.and Sat 10:00-2:00
His rate is currently $125/month/half hour once per week.
Each student is allowed to reschedule up to four lessons per year beginning each September provided they inform the store ahead of time of the cancellation . (Make-up lessons must be scheduled by Aug 31st). Refer to the website for availability of times for make-up lessons.
If Gary is absent, he will attempt to reschedule your lesson or may provide a substitute instructor.