Hello and Welcome

I teach all levels of percussion, from beginners to professionals;  snare drum, keyboard mallet instruments, timpani, drum set, world music and much more.  From Abel triangles to Zappa transcriptions, crash cymbals to congas, auditions, recitals, the 3 "B's":  whether it's Bach, Beethoven, Brahms or Blakey, Bonham, Beauford . . . all these topics and more are available to you. 

McGRATH PERCUSSION STUDIO

NEWS AND EVENTS

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Upcoming Performances and Clinics

(To find out more about my upcoming performances and projects, please send me an email)​​

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra--Session Pintcher, 2.28.2019, Mack Sennett Studios, Silverlake

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​​CSUF Festival of Winds Master Class "Sight-Reading for Mallets"--3.15, 11:30am, CSUF School of Music, Room 127, FREE

CSUF Percussion Ensembles Concert--3.25 8pm, CSUF School of Music, Room 119, FREE

Colburn CSPA Master Class "Video Audition Tips for the Colburn Summer Percussion Workshop"--4.6 7-9pm, ORH, FREE

Colburn CSPA Percussion Ensembles Concert w/guest artist Brad Dutz--5.20 7:30pm, Thayer Hall, FREE

Colburn CSPA Percussion Master Class w/Brad Dutz--5.21 7:00pm, Thayer Hall FREE


Colburn CSPA Summer Percussion Workshop--8.6-8.10.  The Colburn School Summer Percussion Workshop is a one-week intensive seminar designed for talented high school percussionists grades 9-12 (as of 2018-2019 academic year).  Students will have the opportunity to expand their craft through rehearsals, master classes and performances with many of the West Coast's leading performers and educators.  The Workshop will take place on the campus of the Colburn School,  in culturally vibrant downtown Los Angeles.  Faculty to include Ted Atkatz, Gregory Goodall, Pete Korpela, Mike PackerLynn Vartan and John Wakefield.  Video auditions are due May  1, 2019.  


Student Achievements. Congratulations!


Victoria Canonizado--SCSBOA HS Honor Wind Ensemble, Section Colburn Youth Orchestra

​Orlando Christian--Section, Claremont Intermezzo Orchestra

Jeremy Davis--NYO-USAPrincipal, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra, Sub-list, American Youth Symphony

Kristian de Leon (CSUF)--2019 So Percussion Summer Institute

Chris Gaw Gonzalo--Section, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra

Hampton Douglas--will be attending Northwestern University Bienen School of Music in the fall

​Judy Kwan (Colburn Alum)--will be attending the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts

Arthur Lin (CSUF Alum)--will be attending The Colburn Conservatory of Music in the fall, Sub-list American Youth Symphony

​Jacky Nozuka (CSUF)--Finalist, 2018 CSUF Music Associates Concerto Competition

Matt Ordaz (CSUF)--Sub, Disney California Adventure Park Pixarmonic Orchestra

Milton Salazar (CSUF Alum)--Sub-list, American Youth Symphony

Rohun Sharma--SCSBOA HS Honor Symphonic Band

Viraj Sonawala--Section, Pacific Symphony Wind Ensemble

Joshua Zepeda--CBDA HS All-State Honor Band, SCSBOA HS Honor Wind Ensemble, Section, Pacific Symphony Wind Ensemble