Drummer | Author | Teacher


Dawn is a San Francisco based musician and drum teacher. She has played drums with a wide range of diverse musical artists and continues to groove and create music. Her drum method books combine proven concepts with new approaches to help students learn and to spark their own creativity. Dawn has taught students of all ages with an equally wide range of drumming aspirations.



Dawn has authored various drum method books and has also created video lessons, courses and e-books. Check out her latest book and video course, Chart Topping Drum Fills or delve back into some of the earlier Mel Bay Publications, including the well-received Building Blocks of Rock and the funky and fun Block Rockin’ Beats. Just getting started? Check out Beginning Rock Drum Chart to help with drum kit set-up, basic beats and notation-reading skill.


Dawn offers lessons to students of all ages and abilities in the San Francisco Bay Area. She believes anyone can play the drums and encourages all who are interested to give it a try. Dawn strives to help each individual reach his or her musical goals using proven teaching materials and methods to help promote proper technique, while continuing to be open to creating new approaches to helping students learn. Learn for fun or do some serious study – your goals come first.


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