Instructor
Joined in
2019

Gregory

Instructor

Teaches Drum Set, Percussion

Discovering and connecting to each students musical gifts in a fun and exciting way. 

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Drum Set, Percussion

About Gregory

Gregory Landes – Drummer, percussionist, educator and composer is thrilled to be joining the outstanding music faculty of Music and Arts in Ridgewood. Gregory is the director of percussion studies at The Calhoun School in New York City. Watch the Calhoun Percussion Ensemble on Youtube: http://youtu.be/nKBr-ChZqqM. Gregory’s arrangements and pieces written for percussion ensemble are published by Bachovich Music Publications. Gregory was also percussion instructor at The Pingry School in New Jersey. Greg has been teaching drums and percussion in Ridgewood since 1990 and for the Encore program at Ridgewood High School since 2010.

 

A graduate of The Juilliard School, Gregory is the principal timpanist with the Garden State Philharmonic and was principal timpanist with The New Haven Symphony. Gregory has performed as timpanist and percussionist with The New Jersey Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, New York Chorale Society, The Brooklyn Philharmonic, Princeton Symphony, Albany Symphony, Little Orchestra Society of New York, Greenwich, Stamford, and Westchester Symphonies, Masterwork Chorale Orchestra, New Jersey Wind Symphony and the Goldman Band.

 

Gregory also has toured Europe and the US with his piano and percussion duo Synchronicity with brother, Garah Landes, www.synchronicitymusic.com. Gregory has performed with many great artists including Paquito D’Rivera, Chuck Mangione, Steve Gadd, Julie Andrews, John Kander and Steven Sondheim.

 

For the last 30 years Gregory has performed as both drummer and percussionist for over 50 Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. He has been the drummer for the Broadway, Chicago, Boston and Madison Square Garden productions of ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas.” He has also played drums or percussion for: Stephen Sondheim’s “Pacific Overtures”, "Newsies", "Avenue Q," "In the Heights," “Curtains,” “Wicked,” “42nd Street,” “Play Without Words,” “Ragtime,” “Les Miserables,” “Falsettos,” “Putting It Together,” (with Julie Andrews) and many others. Gregory is a proud member of The Pit Stop Players a chamber ensemble comprised of New York City's most creative and talented freelance musicians - www.rosenblummusic.com.

 

Gregory Landes' has recorded for Broadway Records, Sony Masterworks Broadway, JAY Records, Summit Records, New World Records, The Blue Note Label Group, DRG Records, RCA Victor/BMG Classics.

 

Gregory is endorsed by Paiste Cymbals and is an Innovative Percussion Artist.

Gregory is available on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturday mornings for Drum/Percussion Lessons! Please call us at (201) 444 - 4798 to ask about availability, and stop in the store to sign up for his studio!

Ridgewood Music & Arts 201-444-9800 RIDGEWOOD NJ