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About Christopher Paprota

Chris Paprota
Christopher Paprota
Music Teacher, Professional
Location: Toms River, NJ
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums, Guitar
Education: Intensive Private Study with Neil Garthly at The Academy of Drums and Guitar. Intensive Private Study with Dom Famularo. Private Lessons with David Garibaldi(Tower of Power), Claus Hessler, Matt Garstka(Animals as Leaders). Ultimate Drum Camp - Intensive hands on instruction from legendary drummers Dennis Chambers(Santana), Mike Mangini(Dream Theater), Kenwood Dennard(Miles Davis), Horacio Hernandez(Michel Camilo) Several Drum Masterclasses and Clinics.
Performance Experience: Over the past 15 years Chris has performed music ranging from Jazz to Heavy Metal, Live and In-Studio, from New York to California. Just prior to the Covid Pandemic, Chris was invited to perform at the Meinl Drum Festival in Gutenstetten Germany, one of the largest drum festivals in the world.
Teaching Experience: 10 years. Private lessons(in person and online), masterclasses, clinics.
Teaching Philosophy: Chris aims to understand what it is that interests a student in music and work outward from there, tying all lessons back to the place of passion that draws the student the instrument in the first place. In doing so, the student is more likely to have fun, remain engaged, feel accomplished and develop skills that they can forever use to create and express themselves in a healthy way. Music is good for you.

Get to know Christopher Paprota

Chris Paprota is a drummer, multi-instrumentalist and music educator from Ocean County, NJ. Having learned first hand from renowned drummers/teachers including Dom Famularo, Claus Hessler, Neil Garthly, David Garibaldi, Dennis Chambers, Kenwood Dennard and Horacio Hernandez, Chris has developed a unique voice and approach to modern drum set playing and teaching. In addition to a top notch drumming education, he brings over a decade of experience performing in a wide variety of musical settings. Chris is also the drummer and co-founder of the Philadelphia based Progressive Rock/Jazz Fusion group Gnarbot. 

Christopher Paprota teaches at:
1 Route 37 W Suite 9
Toms River, NJ 08753
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