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Book a Lesson with Kevin Lopez
Kevin Lopez is a touring and recording drummer/percussionist in the Los Angeles area. He is well versed in a multitude of styles such as jazz, fusion, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, R&B, funk, techno, disco, pop, rock, and many more. Kevin is also trained in music theory and stresses the implementation and integration of practical musicality in all performance situations.
Kevin has had the great fortune to study with Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr/sessions), Al Velasquez (Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Benise), Ralph Humphrey (Frank Zappa, Dancing with the Stars), and Walfredo Reyes Jr. (Santana). Kevin has also had the great fortune to perform/work with Chalo Eduardo, (Santana, Stevie Wonder), Brian Kilgore (Barbra Streisand, Elton John), Jerry Steinholtz (Diana Ross, Motown sessions), Paul Butcher (Zoey 101, American Dad, and much more), Shea Chambers (Grammy nominated vocalist), Roberta Freeman (Guns and Roses, Pink Floyd, John Mellencamp), Scheila Gonzalez (Zappa Plays Zappa), Ron Stout (Tom Kubis), Joe Retta (The Sweet), Stuart Smith (The Sweet), Jasmin Poncelet (featured Fender artist), Jerry Salas (El Chicano), Portable Payback and more. Kevin has performed at many noted venues such as The El Rey Theatre, The Ventura Theatre, The Roxy Theatre, Whisky a Go Go, UCLA, Cal State San Bernardino, University of Nevada-Reno, Ronald Reagan Library, Santa Barbara Country Days (televised), USS Intrepid, and many other venues across the nation. Kevin also played marching percussion in a nationally aired Dodge commercial.
Kevin recently concluded a 2nd national tour with the pop rock group "Mark Cross Band" with whom they've been featured on numerous television and radio stations. He has recorded two full length albums and several EPs with the band. Kevin has also opened for pop-star and TV sensation, Drake Bell with this group.
Kevin maintains a busy schedule performing, recording, and teaching in the Los Angeles area.
In addition to playing drums/percussion, Kevin can also double on guitar, bass, piano, voice, and ukulele. Kevin is also a trained audio engineer with a full in-home studio.
Kevin is currently endorsed by Orybon Drums.
Focus on grooves, reading, improvisation, and general learning strategies. Have a favorite song that you want to learn how to play? I can teach it to you from start to finish! I cater your lesson to what you what to learn!
I also offer lessons on Pro Tools operation, mixing, and various audio engineering topics.