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About Dan Hill

Dan Hill
Dan Hill
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Riverside, CA
Speaks: English
Instructs: Drums
Education: Graduate of Los Angeles College Of Music
Performance Experience: My playing experience covers a wide variety of musical styles, from Jazz to Metal, Country to Afro-Cuban, and FEAR to FIREFALL. Having played professionally since the age of 14, I’ve recorded extensively and toured all over the country. most recently with Hotel California “a salute to the Eagles” for two years, playing colleges, theaters, performing arts centers, festivals, and fairs. Including EPCOT at Disney World.
Teaching Experience: My love for teaching began in 2001. Since then I’ve had the pleasure of teaching one on one, with groups, given clinics, organized percussion classes, and taught in public schools.
Teaching Philosophy: My teaching philosophy is to spread the joy of drumming through fun and thought provoking lessons tailored to the individual. The goal is to inspire students, and to create opportunities for music to enrich peoples lives.

Get to know Dan Hill

Dan Hill began his career as a drummer and a musician before he was 13 years old, and by the age of 16 he had already performed several times for large audiences in both domestic and international venues. While in his early twenties, despite having already accumulated an impressive resume and a healthy degree of recognition, he began to crave development as a player, seeking versatility as well as more refined skills as a jazz drummer. His desire to learn landed him at Pasadena’s Los Angeles Music Academy, where he studied drums, percussion, and vibraphone in an intensive program under mentor professionals including Ralph Humphrey and Joe Porcaro. He graduated in 2001. Since then Dan has continued to perform for live audiences in a variety of settings and with a variety of groups playing, jazz, rock, funk, metal, alternative, and others with both original and working groups. For two years he toured the country with Hotel California, ‘A Salute To The Eagles.” In 2006 he authored a book, The Starting Drummer, the first in a series designed for beginning to advanced students of drums, percussion, rhythm, and music theory. Dan continues to develop as a player, always challenging himself and seeking ways to improve and grow. For several years he has worked as an instructor, teaching drumming and rhythm in the Southern California area to students of all ages and interests. Dan formally represents and endorses Aquarian drumheads & Stagg Cymbals. He lives in Riverside, Ca. 

Dan Hill teaches at:
3560 Riverside Plaza Dr Suite 408
Riverside, CA 92506
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