Mars Volta Drummer Holds Masterclass at the Institute

The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance was thrilled recently to play host to Mars Volta drummer David Elitch, who held an exclusive drum masterclass for Institute students.

David has been teaching for 10 years and is one of the most in-demand private teachers in the Los Angeles area. In addition to teaching privately he also conducts drum clinics at San Jose State University and The Drummers Collective in Manhattan, NYC.

Having just finished the Virgin/Capitol band Kill Korps record with producer Logan Mader  (Soulfly, Machine Head, Devil Driver), it is a wonder he has any time to conduct masterclasses at all! Throughout his career David has also worked with Garth Richardson, (Rage Against The Machine, Mudvayne) Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God), Jason Suecof (Trivium, Bury Your Dead) and Sean Beavan (NIN, Marilyn Manson).

Recently, David was asked to go on tour with Grammy award winning band The Mars Volta, touring throughout Europe, Australia and New Zealand playing for as many as 55,000 people while supporting Muse on the Big Day Out tour.

The masterclass was naturally a sell-out and immensely enjoyed by all who were lucky enough to attend. You can check the Institute website for videos and idents from David!

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