Colin ODonohoe

Composition, Drums, Public Speaking

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I live music, love it, and love teaching it. 

I live music, love it, and love sharing that knowledge with you.

My artist name has been "World Maestro" for a decade now. The title was given to me after I founded The Pangean Orchestra in Phoenix Arizona.  In those past 10 years I've continued working as a professional composer, drummer, and bandleader. Throughout the years I always have had time for my students. 

I do travel a lot (when there is no virus) so teaching online is perfect for me. I have great lighting, knowledge of technology, and a desire to ensure you love your lessons. 

I have been touring and teaching for a few years now. I have performed concerts and master classes throughout the USA, Iceland, Ireland, Amsterdam, Germany, Turkey, Japan, S. Korea, and Mongolia. For the first few months of this year I was in Brazil working alongside great Samba Mestres in some amazing samba bands. 


  • 1992-1996 Eastman School of Music Rochester NY.

    Studied Jazz Drum Performance under Richard Thompson. 

  • 1996-2000 Arizona State University - Jazz Performance and Composition with Chuck Marohnic 

  • 2004-'06 Carnegie Mellon University Master of Arts Management. Dan Martin director

  • 2014 Scratch Academy Manhattan NY (Battle DJ techniques)


Studies included:

  • Music composition in both Jazz and Western Classical styles. 

  • Song Writing (Alan Roy Scott)

  • Piano performance

  • Conducting

  • Digital Audio Workstations  (Logic and Pro Tools focus)

  • All major percussion (from Mallet instruments to Timpani to Concert Percussion, Hand Percussion and Drum Set)

  • West African Drumming from C.K. Ganyo (Ghana) Dr. Mark Sunkett (Senegal)

  • Mid Eastern Percussion (Darbuka, Daf)

  • DJ Scratch Techniques




Colin (World Maestro) has created music for the following shows and major networks: ABC, OWN, Alice Cooper, NASCAR, The Dr. Oz Show, Nate Berkus, Access Hollywood, more...

Additional composition highlights include original music for:

  • Kusadasi Orchestra 2018 (Kusadasi Turkey)

  • Ruksham Mark 2011 (Sri Lanka)

  • Pittsburgh Orchestra 2004, 2006 2013 (Various individual and chamber members from within this orchestra) USA

  • Alice Cooper 2010 - Christmas Pudding -USA



DJ Qbert, Clark Terry, Dominic Chianese, Manhattan Samba, Nego Gato, Chris Burton Jacome, Phoenix Chinese Art Ensemble, Klank Ensemble, Atlas Ensemble, more. 


  • New Moon Orchestra. Artistic Director  Pittsburgh PA 2004-2007

    Chinese-American Orchestra focused on the traditional instruments and music of China. 

  • The Pangean Orchestra. Artistic Director Worldwide 2009-present.

    Modern orchestral concept including traditional instruments and styles from throughout the globe. 

Every student receives a highly personalized experience that begins with understanding the student's goals, skills, and learning style. Students are invited to check in during the week via text/email with videos, audio, and questions at no extra charge. 

Book a FREE 15 min. consultation. Let's discover where you are and where you want to be with your music. Ask questoins, express your concerns, and let's devise a plan that is right for you. 


This is highly dependent on the student's levels and area of study. 

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