The Studio

The McGrath Percussion Studio is located in the Adams Hill neighborhood of Glendale, California and equipped with a full range of instruments:

  • snare drums and practice pads
  • 5 piece drum set
  • marimba, bells, xylophone, timpani and vibes
  • congas, bongos, djembes and more
  • accessory instruments such as triangles, tambourines, cymbals and castanets

The Studio has a sound system for playback with recordings and/or a metronome, in addition to a library of hundreds of recordings, method books, solos, ensembles, scores and articles.  There is always ample, free parking available. 

Glendale, CA 91205


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Students are expected to show up to lessons on time, well-prepared and having all sticks, mallets and music with them.  They must own, rent or have regular access to all instruments studied in lessons.  For at-home practice, students must also have a metronome, music stand and hearing protection.  It is always my goal to make lessons fun, creative and exciting.  One key element to an enjoyable, rewarding learning experience is consistent practice.  I encourage students to follow the philosophy of pedagogue Dr. Shinichi Suzuki:

"Only Practice On The Days You Eat"