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Stephen Parezo


Teaches Percussion, Drum Set

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Teaches at:
Teaching Experience

Over 26 Years

Specialties / Genres Taught

rock, funk, country, blues, pop

Areas of Instruction

Percussion, Drum Set

Levels Taught

All, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

About Stephen Parezo

Stephen Parezo of Columbia is a member of the Professional Drum Teachers Guild. With over 26 years of professional drumming, recording, touring and teaching experience, he brings a wealth of knowledge to his students. Stephen specializes in helping students maximize their drumming skills by improving hand-eye coordination, developing sound counting and sight-reading skills, and honing techniques that are associated with the rock, country, funk, pop and R&B genres. Stephen shows students how to prepare for band auditions, competitions and various types of live performances. He also teaches drum set maintenance, tuning, set up and cleaning to maintain optimum performance. Known for his “big beat” on a vintage Ludwig kit, Stephen's technique was greatly influenced by legendary rocker John Bonham and studio star Hal Blaine. You can catch Stephen drumming with Baltimore area classic rockers Cruise, 
Saving Sgt. Pepper (Beatles) plus Gene Vincentt & The Cadillac Cruisers 
(classic 50s-80s rock and soul). 

Stephen was inducted into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame in May 2016.

Ellicott City Music & Arts 410-461-1844 Ellicott City MD