My name is Bob Belanski, professional drummer, composer, producer, and teacher. I am a working professional drummer who loves to teach. I have been teaching for over forty years. I have recorded with Vince Guaraldi - "The Charlie Brown Suite and Other Favorites," (RCA) Vince Guaraldi, "The Complete Warner Brothers - Seven Arts Recordings" (Warner Brothers) Disc 2 Track 3 "Oh Happy Day" Disc 2 Track 4 "The Sharecroppers Daughter".
I studied with James Sewrey, founding member of the "Percussive Arts Society." I also studied with many other renowned drummers. I love teaching drumming to students of all ages. I enjoy giving a student information and demonstrating proper technique, to enable the student to become the best.
My teaching system includes reading music for snare and drum set in various styles and grooves, such as - Concert, Rock, Jazz, Big Band, Latin and Recording.
Several of my students have become part of various Youth Symphonies; including the Marin County Youth Symphony Orchestra, The Oakland Youth Symphony, and the San Jose Youth Symphony, to name a few.
Several of my students have gone on to professional careers in Music as well as becoming Music Teachers. For example, Tom Kosik -Chicago Symphony, Sikand Srinivas - Excellent drummer and Film Animator. Some of his movie credits include: "Finding Dory," Toy Story 4," The Peanuts Movie," "Smurfs" and more. Michael Passaris - teaches at "Mozart, Einstein and Me," -Benicia, California, Brady Fishler, teaches at his own Drum Studio, "Brady's Drum Studio" in Campbell, California.
My new album "Bob Belanski's Specdrum," PUESTA DEL SOL - Includes 5 of my original songs.
I have recorded many jingles and commercials for both radio and TV. I was an On-Call Drummer for Fantasy Records, Berkeley, California.
I have played and traveled with "The Glen Miller Orchestra," directed by Buddy De Franco, "The Joe Henderson Legacy Big Band," directed by Warren Gale, Jr., Trumpet Virtuoso, "The El Paso Symphony Orchestra." I have played with many different bands. Latin Music: Cal Tjader, R &B: The Drifters. Saxophonist: John Handy. Jazz Trumpets: Tom Harrel and Chet Baker. Trombonist: Steve Turre of the "NBC Saturday Night Live Orchestra".
For more information, please Google Bob Belanski, Play Music Studios.com. Take a moment to watch my You Tube videos to see and hear my drumming.See more