Thanasi is an experienced drum instructor. His passion for teaching comes from his personal joy of playing, inspiring and developing new generations of talents. Thanasi is a patient and fun teacher who can balance the excitement of playing an instrument with the discipline of learning.
During the lessons, Thanasi focuses on musicality, musicianship, improvisation, creativity, groove, time, technique and style development. Once the necessary musical level is accomplished, Thanasi customizes a lesson plan to help you achieve your goals and success. His teaching technique is designed around actual performance, in which you will learn to develop a fun and creative practice routine.
Born and raised in Sparta, Greece, Thanasi Moustogiannis had the desire to learn music and be a professional musician from an early age. This passion led Thanasi to become a versatile first-call freelance drummer and percussionist, with the ability to support any kind of music, ranging from ethnic/eastern Mediterranean music to pop and jazz.
Although his primary focus is the drum set, Thanasi is also a trained pianist with degrees in both harmony of music and counterpoint.
Thanasi is currently based in Los Angeles, California. Recently, he has performed with singer Mika Cole (LA music award), Aika (J-pop top 10) and Alexia (Chick Corea, 25 gold and platinum albums). Additionally, Thanasi collaborated with Neila Productions Studios (Marty Friedman, Ayaka Hirahara, Aika) for various recording projects such as the trailer as well as the theme song for the Warner Brothers movie "Ironclad", starring Golden Globe winner Paul Giamatti and Brian Cox.