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Drums & Percussion

Our Drums staff have extensive performance experiences and/or pedagogy degrees. Specialization offered on snare, drum set, mallets (bells, xylophone), and general percussion.

Standard curriculum includes rudiments, technique, note reading, and accompaniment. We offer performance opportunities in the form of at least 2 recitals per year, local street fairs and community requests, participation in rock and jazz ensembles. We accept drum students from age 3 and up.

Our Percussion & Drum Instructors

Jessica Ornaghi(mallets, percussion, drumset)
Jessica Ornaghi (mallets, percussion, drumset) 

is a percussionist and drummer with experience in orchestra performance, ensembles, recitals, and teaching. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of São Paulo in Brazil. She recently received her master's degree in performance with full scholarship from Azusa Pacific University, with professors Raynor Carroll, Mark Converse, Yuri Inoo, and Bill Schlitt. In Brazil, Jessica played with several orchestras, participated in several festivals and competitions, and in 2016 she was part of the European tour of the YOA orchestra. Since Jessica arrived in the US, she has been playing freelance with orchestras and ensembles and teaching kids and adults of all ages. 

Mon 4:00pm-8:30pm, Wed-Thurs 4pm-7:30pm, Fri 2pm-7pm 

Joe Goldberger(drum)Joe Goldberger  (Instructor of percussion & drum set with distinction
Drummer/percussionist, keyboardist, composer & teacher, Joe has a vast and diverse background as a performance artist.  Joe has scored both theme and source music for a variety of American Film Institute thesis projects. Joe also scored the music for the award winning films:  "Stone Mansion" (currently running on PBS) and "Sunday Morning Stripper", (PG rated) which is currently running on SHOWTIME. (1st place in SHOWTIMES' SHOWCASE AWARD). Starting in the summer of 2006, and continuing into the present, Joe has been conducting arts-in-education workshops for "Theatre of Hearts Youth First" - at schools, and learning centers in the greater Los Angeles area. He concurrently teaches music classes for LAUSD.;  Vaccinated.

Saturday 9:30am-4:30pm

is dedicated and passionate about contributing to growth in the field of music. She began studying piano at the age of 5 and was accepted into the Central Conservatory of Music in China as a middle schooler, where she studied percussion with a piano minor. She participated and performed in both the Junior Orchestra of Central Conservatory of music and the China Youth Symphony Orchestra.  Holding a Bachelors Degree from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from UNLV in Las Vegas, Xin participated in the UNLV Wind Orchestra, Percussion Ensemble, the Rebel Marimba band, Rebel Steel, and the Brazilian ensemble, traveling across France and Australia as a performer.  With over 10 years teaching experience and a diverse background in music, Xin is a passionate piano teacher who focuses on enhancing students’ awareness of both the musical details and practice methods, while emphasizing the expression of their emotions through music

Thursday 1:30pm-4:30pm

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    (626) 708-0122
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    Arcadia, CA 91006
    • Fall hours Aug 15-Oct 15
      • Mon - Wed 2PM-7PM
        Thu-Fri 2pm - 6pm
        Saturday 10AM - 4:30PM
        Sunday appointment only