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Matt Adrianson

About the Artist

Matt Adrianson studied percussion and graduated with a bachelors degree in Music, percussion performance, from Grand Valley State University in Allendale, MI in 1992. Matt is the Author of "The Visual Drumset Method" published by Hal Leonard in September, 2010. He played for recording Artists Curt Coffield, Michael Gungor, and Ken Reynolds at his 12 year stay at Resurrection Life Church in Grandville, MI. He studied with David Hall, a world class Marimbist/Percussionist, while at Grand Valley State University. Matt also studied with Rupert Kettle after graduating from Grand Valley - Rupert taught percussion privately in New York from 1965-68 and has taught percussion privately in Grand Rapids since 1968. Rupert studied drum kit and Latin percussion privately with Henry Adler.

50 Ways to play the same beat - Drum Lesson 2 of 5 Matt Adrianson "The Visual Drumset Method"

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