Instructor
Joined in
2011

Cliff Van Buren

Instructor

Teaches Percussion

Interested in taking lessons with Cliff Van Buren

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Favorite Instruments

Drums, Piano, Synthesizers, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Stick, Chapman Stick, Vocals

Musical Interests

Jan Hammer, Yanni, Patrick O'Hearn, Toto, Ah-Ha, Emerson Lake & Palmer, Seal, Peter Gabriel, Genesis, Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Gentle Giant, Howard Jones, Vangelis

Areas of Instruction

Percussion

About Cliff Van Buren

I received my first snare drum at ten years old, learning various instruments including cello, tuba, trumpet, marching drums, piano and acoustic guitar. I liked working with synthesizers and electronics but fell in love with drums the most. Throughout my school years I played as much as I could with many musicians and all styles of music.

One day I heard about a guy named Tracy Burroughs (called "Super Solo") who lived in a town nearby. He was awarded the Guinness Book of World Records Endurance Drumming record of 505 hours. I told my brother-in-law about the record and he told me “You couldn’t do that”. This inspired me to set a new record. Preparation took almost a year. I never looked back until I broke Tracy’s record and brought the event up to 720 hours (30 days).

After years of down time I wanted more than just drums. This brought me back to learning synthesizers and piano. I performed in small bands playing cover music, wrote and recorded about 150 songs and produced music for TV commercials and soundtracks.

My current musical direction is writing and recording my 5th CD, this will be a Progressive Rock project with Drums, Synths, Chapman Stick and Lead Guitar.

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