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Chris Paprota


Teaches Drum Set, Guitar

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Levels Taught


Favorite Instruments

Drums, Guitar

Musical Interests

Compostion, Performance, Creative Expression, Improvisation

Areas of Instruction

Drum Set, Guitar

Favorite Bands

Kneebody, Wayne Krantz, Tigran Hamasyan

Current Projects

Gnarbot, Solo

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)


Performance Experience

Fusion Bands, Jazz Bands, Blues Bands, Rock Bands, Pit Orchestras, Modern Dance Accompanist

Specialties / Genres Taught

Technique, Theory, Improvisation


Dom Famularo, Academy Of Drums, Ultimate Drum Camp

About Chris Paprota

Chris Paprota is a working musician, with almost two decades of experience on the drums. He has learned firsthand from notable players/educators, such as Dom Famularo, Neil Garthly, David Garibaldi, Claus Hessler, Dennis Chambers, Horacio Hernandez, and many more. 

As a performer, Chris has worked in a variety of genres and musical settings (Rock Bands, Blues Bands, Jazz Bands, Fusion Bands, Pit Orchestras), and currently works as a Modern Dance Accompanist at Stockton University, and also plays drums/composes for Philly based fusion band Gnarbot. He is also endorsed by Meinl Cymbals. 

In addition to his drumming expertise, Chris is a competent guitarist/composer ,with a great understanding of music theory. When teaching, he strives to convey each lesson in relation to a bigger musical picture.  







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