Toby Fairchild – $30 per LessonDays available:
Toby is a freelance musician living in Fredericksburg, VA. He plays live and gives private lessons in Fredericksburg, Richmond, Washington D.C., and Baltimore. Occasionally he tours also, and through all these activities he has gotten to meet many wonderful and interesting people. Toby has played with such notable musicians as James Moody, Eric Marienthal, Keller Wiliams, Keter Betts, Gary Grainger, Benjie Porecki and others.
He has recorded on over 40 albums and countless demos for other musicians. Toby also arranges, composes, produces recordings and engineers recordings as well.
Toby received his formal music training at Virginia Commonwealth University where he studied classical percussion.www.tobyfairchild.com
Coleman Gilleland – $30 per Lesson
Days available: Tuesday
Coleman Gilleland grew up in Front Royal, VA and started playing the drums at an early age. His early musical experiences led him to Radford University where he obtained his degree in Music Education and studied Percussion Performance with Dr. Rob Sanderl. Coleman has performed at the International Percussion Ensemble Week in Croatia, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and the Jefferson Center in Roanoke, among other places. He has also played with a variety of musical groups, from wind ensembles to rock bands. Concert percussion and the drum set are his areas of specialty.
Kaitlin Gimm – $30 per Lesson
Days available: Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday
Kaitlin Gimm is a versatile percussionist who has been teaching private percussion lessons for over 10 years. She’s been the percussion caption head for various high schools, and taught at Drum Corps International. Her passion for performance and teaching led her to pursue a BA in Music Education from Western Illinois Univ. (’15) where she was drumline captain (’14) and principal percussionist in the wind ensemble, symphony orchestra, steel band, percussion ensemble, and Marching Leathernecks. In 2017 she graduated from the Naval School of Music. She is currently a percussionist for the Quantico Marine Corps Band and plays locally with the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra. Her expertise lies in orchestral percussion and rudimental drumming.
LJ Trotta – $30 per Lesson
Days available: Monday
LJ Trotta has been playing drums for over 15 years and has shared the stages with numerous acts including Halestorm, Jay Unger, Kenny Rogers, LA Gunz and others. LJ continues his own musical studies at Berklee college of music where he continues to study drums and music production. LJ is a Louis Armstrong national jazz award recipient for his work on the drumset and he continues to push the envelope both creatively and educationally.