INSTRUMENT:  Drums, Percussion


TEACHING STYLES:  Rock, Pop, Alternative, Country




Musical Achievements: Shaanan began playing drums at age 6 and played his first live performance at age 10. Since then he has toured throughout the United States and performed in some of the countries most popular music festivals including South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas, CMJ in New York City, Vans Warped Tour, and Live at the Vineyard in Napa, California with his previous rock group, Gone By Daylight. Their most recent tour consisted of playing in over 30 states in a little over 30 days, they even made their way to perform at the famous Roxy Theater in Los Angeles, California. Shaanan has written and recorded in studios working with Universal Publishing and EMI Recording Artists for Producing. Recording lead him across the country from Massachusetts to Nashville, Tennessee and to the legendary Village Studios in Santa Monica, California. Throughout years of touring he has shared the stage with countless well-known recording artists such as The 1975, Imagine Dragons, Gavin Degraw, James Blunt, Lifehouse, Fuel, the former Scott Wiland (lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots), Awolnation, The Misfits, Vintage Trouble, Bronze Radio Return, American Authors and many more. The band worked with Hype Music, a partnership between MTV and Extreme Music, helping the band to get their music played on several MTV shows. They also made appearances in numerous t.v shows and even filmed a commercial for Axe Body Spray. For the past year, Shaanan has taken some time off from touring to focus on something he has always been eager to pursue.. TEACHING!

Approach To Teaching: I first like to find out what the student would like to accomplish and to get a sense of where they are at musically and what level they are on. Then I set up individual lesson plans based on what they desire to achieve and what I feel will truly help them to reach their best potential. I teach basic rudiments and techniques while also teaching them particular songs or musical styles that they are interested in learning. The most important part of my lessons is to keep it fun and relaxed while providing them with the skills and knowledge that they will need to become the proficient and accomplished musician that they desire.

In My Own Words:

“No drums

No life

Know drums

Know life.” – Unknown

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.” – Unknown

“When the music hits you, you shall feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

Music is my love, my passion…let me share it with you. – Shaanan King