At the Nasatir School of Percussion, you will receive a customized percussion education that is both challenging, yet comfortably paced. We specialize in many different styles of music from Classical, Jazz, Rock, Latin, and Rudiments, to Big Band, Broadway, Worship Band, Country, and Hip-Hop. We will guide you in areas that are integral to your success in All-State, drum corps, and school seating assignments, as well as college audition preparations. Included in Modern Drummer Magazine on Dom Famularo International list of notable percussion instructors, the Nasatir School of Percussion has been teaching students of all ages and abilities since 1965. Our students play with more feeling, musicality, and understanding, as a result of our proven teaching methods.
The Nasatir School of Percussion is headed up by 51-year music industry veteran Cary Nasatir. In addition to writing about percussion for various music magazines, Cary authored the popular book Praise and Worship Drumming...How To Play In Church fromHal Leonard Publishing. Nasatir is an adjunct faculty member at Patten University (Oakland, CA), a consultant to San Francisco Bay Area schools, a popular clinician for Ludwig Drums, and the musical director for the Jenny Lin Youth Orchestramore info. He is also an Artist Endorser for Vic Firth Sticks & Mallets, AquarianDrumheads, Sabian Cymbals, and Rhythm Tech Percussion Instruments.
What makes our teaching facility unique is that we have so many different instruments in the teaching studio. Certainly having a full array of percussion instruments on hand helps the student learn... but in addition, we have a bass and keyboard in the lesson room. This gives the student valuable rhythm section experience that would otherwise take years to develop.
Mr. Nasatir studied percussion in his home town of Chicago with Roy C. Knapp, Jose Bethancourt, Casper Boghosian, Haskell W. Harr, and conducting with Manual Piculas and Maurice Golden.
Member: NAMM; Castro Valley Chamber of Commerce; Percussion Marketing Council; Keep Music Rockin' Foundation; Vic Firth Education Team.