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John Hildebrand
British Columbia
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Cell:778 999 2571
Teaching Location:Vancouver, British Columbia, V6L1W6
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About John Hildebrand

For over 20 years I¹ve taught drums in Greater Vancouver and in that time I¹ve developed a friendly, supportive and encouraging approach to teaching drums that respects every students individual learning style and musical interests. In every lesson I¹m constantly drawing on my experience, knowledge and passion for teaching to give each student the best experience I can.

The journey of learning the drums with me is a combination of imparting my knowledge and experience with the natural curiosities and musical interests of the student; instilling good habits and an effective practice routine to give the students the ability to express themselves musically.  
I work to ingrain in my students the endless possibilities of the drums through exposure to the many genres and cultural influences that make up music and rhythm from around the world.
My ultimate goal as an educator is to instill life long learning and to give young people a way to express themselves that words alone cannot.

Education and Training:

  • Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from UBC

Studied With:

  • Salvador Ferraras (celebrated performer and producer) at UVIC
  • John Rudolf (formerly of the VSO now with the TSO) at UBC
  • Stan Perry (of Phil Nimmons and Nine)
  • Larry Olson ( British Columbia Beefeater Band)

Drum Lessons in Vancouver.





Some Of The Great Folks I¹ve Had The Good Fortune To Perform With:

  • Alpha Yaya Diallo
  • Mad Pudding
  • Caravan Farm Theatre
  • The Little Chamber series That Could
  • Okanagan Symphony
  • Kamloops Symphony
  • BC Beefeater Band
  • Blackfly Trio
  • Daniel Lapp
  • Phil Nimmons
  • Geoffrey Kelly
  • Len Aruliah

Some Of The Festivals, Venues And Broadcasters I¹ve 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