Our Percussion & Drum Instructors
Joan Quinto (percussion, drumset)
Is a passionate drummer, percussionist, and teacher. She plays any genre and performs regularly all over Southern California. She also performed with Gwen Stefani on television shows including Saturday Night Live, Good Morning America, David Letterman, MTV TRL, and the Ellen Show.
Joan earned her Bachelors of Music in Percussion Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at CSU Long Beach. Some of the teachers she studied with are Lynn Vartan, Michael Packer, Brad Dutz, Ricky Lawson, and Mike Shapiro.
Monday 4:00pm-8:30pm, Wednesday 4:00pm-8:30pm,
Kenny Elliott (percussion, drumset)
Kenny’s career as a professional drummer began at age 12 when he performed under the direction of the Red Saunders Orchestra at the Regal Theater. He was the staff drummer for Brunswick Records while teaching at the American Conservatory before moving to Los Angeles. Kenny toured with such greats as Lou Rawls, Aretha Franklin and Natalie Cole and performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Lucy Arnez, Diahann Caroll, Carol Channing, Ray Charles, Al Green, Eddie Harris, Al Jarreau, Chaka Kahn, Cheryl Lynn, Billy Preston, Helen Reddy, Dionne Warwick, and Stevie Wonder among others. He enjoys teaching and working with people.
Monday 1:30pm-5:30pm, Wednesday 1:30pm-5:30pm, Saturday 11:30am-3:30pm, Additional availability upon request
Dr. Angelo Dibello (guitar,bass,drums)
was born in Monopoli, Italy. He is a singer, songwriter and a multi-instrumentalist. He spent more than 10 years learning the music composition, audio engineering and performing live. He earned is Bachelor degree in Guitar and his Master degree in Modern Guitar and Live Performance from Guitar CPM Music Institute in Milano, Lombardia. Angelo has also worked as music composer for Dolce & Gabbana making original soudtracks for their website during the fashion weeks seasons. In addition, he played guitar for Jack Daniel's commercial radio spot. When Angelo was young he was a member of Monopoli Youth Orchestra as percussionist. Between 1994-2007 he has performed many concerts in the most popular live venues in Italy. He moved to Los Angeles in 2013 were he started touring as guitarist for a worldwide Red Hot Chili Peppers tribute band. He performed in Japan, South Korea, Mexico and all over America. Currently he performs drums with Steelwitch a Heavy Metal Band that has been played shows in the most famous venues in Los Angeles area like Viper Room, Rainbow Bar And Grill and The Study in Hollywood. He plays also Jazz, Swing, Funky and Rockabilly Drums as freelance Drummer.