Meet John

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Hi there! I’m John Hildebrand, Principal Instructor at Drumroll.  I’ve been teaching drums in Vancouver for over 20 years and in that time I’ve developed a friendly, supportive and encouraging approach to teaching drums that respects every students individual learning style and musical interests. In every lesson I’m constantly drawing on my experience, knowledge and passion for teaching drums to give each student the best experience I can.

I work to ingrain in my students the endless possibilities of learning drums through exposure to the many genres and cultural influences that make up music and rhythm from around the world.

The journey of learning drums with me is a combination of imparting my knowledge and experience while following the natural curiosities and musical interests of my students; instilling good habits and an effective practice routine to give my students the ability to express themselves musically.

My ultimate goal as an educator is to instill lifelong learning and to give people a way to express themselves that words alone cannot.

Education and Training

Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from UBC

Studied With

Some Of The Great Folks I’ve Had The Good Fortune To Perform With

Some Of The Festivals, Venues and Broadcasters I’ve Performed At

  • CBC
  • BBC
  • NPR
  • BCTV
  • Global TV
  • Vancouver Fringe Fest
  • Edinburgh Fringe Fest
  • Royal Tournament in London
  • Cardiff Searchlight Tattoo
  • Vancouver Folk Fest
  • Vancouver Jazz Fest
  • Mariposa Festival – Toronto
  • Winnipeg Folk Fest
  • Hillside Festival – Guelph
  • Commodore Ballroom
  • Orpheum Theatre
  • Vogue
  • BC Place Stadium
  • Saddle Dome