Gills Music

5887 Lone Tree Way, Antioch, California 94531 * (925) 757-2323 

Private Drum Lessons by the best Drum Set Teachers in the universe!

Drum Teacher - Jason White  (on the right)

Jason has been playing drums for more than 20 years and has been a private drum set instructor in the East Bay for over 10 years. Jason has performed with a number of popular Bay Area music acts including San Francisco based Wax Trio and Cold Soul. In addition to playing venues all over California with Christian artist Staci Frenes, Jason also has recording credits with artists  Roper, Justin McRoberts, NEY and The Corner Laughers. On Sundays you can regularly find Jason "layin'-it-down" hard and live playing worship music for Cornerstone Community Church. 

If you are looking for an experienced drum instructor with high morals who teaches all styles of drumming from beginning to professional levels, then by all means consider Jason.  He is a friendly guy with a kind heart, a true passion for teaching and takes pride in watching his students grow musically. It is Jason's hope (and goal) that his students will make music in general and drumming in particular a life long enjoyment.

Christian Canalita - Drum Instructor

Christian has 15 years of teaching experience and 25 years of performance experience in a myriad of styles.  He is also a member of the Vic Firth Education Team, the Hudson Music Teacher Integration Program and the Professional Drum Teacher's Guild.  He is also in process of completing his Music Production degree with the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA.

His passion for different styles of music has led him to diverse engagements including gigs in the styles of big band, country, rock and funk. Christian has performed with the band "Fast Times", the "Premiere 80's Party Band" and "Dezyre", a 10-piece R&B cover band from the East Bay. He also has appeared on "Good Morning Sacramento" with the Jessica Caylyn Band.  

In addition, Christian plays every Sunday for a variety of churches including Golden Hills Community Church in Brentwood and Fair Oaks Church in Concord. All his lessons are video recorded and an annual recital is conducted for friends and family members in a concert type of setting. 

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