McGRATH PERCUSSION STUDIO

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. 

NEWS AND EVENTS

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Upcoming Performances and Clinics


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all teaching is currently being done on-line.  This includes the Colburn Community School of Performing Arts,

Cal State Fullerton School of Music, Pasadena City College and my  at-home private instruction.  


Colburn Community School of Performing Arts--2020 Summer Percussion Workshop, June 22-26

​with Guest Artists Christina Cheon, Pete Korpela and Mike Packer​​



Student Achievements. Congratulations!


Brian Cannady (CSUF Alum)--Winner, Section Percussion Audition, Long Beach Symphony 

​Victoria Canonizado (Colburn)--SCSBOA 2020 All-Southern High School Honor Symphonic Band

Kristian de Leon (CSUF Alum)--will be attending NYU Steinhardt School Fall 2020

Andy Greenberg (PCC)--The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps

​Chris Gaw Gonzalo (Colburn)--SCSBOA 2020 All-Southern High School Wind Ensemble

Dante Hernandez (CSUF)--Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps

Arthur Lin (CSUF Alum)--Finalist, Percussion Auditions, Long Beach Symphony

​Viraj Sonawala (Colburn)--SCSBOA 2020 All-Southern High School Wind Ensemble, CASMEC 2020 All-State Concert Band, 

 2020 Idyllwild Summer Orchestra Intensive

Jacob Wetzel (CSUF)--Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps

Joshua Zepeda (Colburn)--SCSBOA 2020 All-Southern High School Honor Wind Ensemble, CASMEC 2020 All-State Symphonic Band