Steven Martin- Drum Instructor in Folsom, CA

"I love being a drummer. Everyone thinks you’re dumb. What they don’t realize is that if it weren’t for you, their band would suck."
- Dave Grohl 
Steven Martin- Drum Teacher in Folsom, CA

Steven Martin is an Award-Winning Studio Drummer, Touring Drummer, & Teacher. He's performed with Grammy Winners, CMA Award Winners, an Emmy Award Winner, a Country Billboard Artist, a #1 Hit Pop Artist, & opened for dozens of international bands. He's opened for Marilyn Manson, The Offspring, Black Label Society, Bad Religion, Steve Aoki, Rodney Atkins, Quiet Riot, Burning Rain, Metalachi, Chuck Ragan & many others. He's studied extensively with Musicians & Teachers such as Ed Metts Jr. (Count Basie Orchestra), Santiago Sabado (Sacramento State Mandarins), Glen Sabado (International Touring/Session Drummer), Dr. Steve Lishman (American River College Jazz Professor),  Dr. Merlyn Van Regenmorter (Commercial Music / Recording / World Music Professor),  Dr. Dyne Eifertsen (American River College Jazz Professor),  Eric Hernandez (Blue Devils Drum Corps International) & many others.     He's performed nationally with musicians such as Jim Leslie (Double Grammy Award Winner, Songwriter for Stevie Ray Vaughan), Steve Luster (CMA Country Music Association Award Winner; worked with Prince, Willie Nelson, Bob Dylan, The Grateful Dead & many others), SIZZLE (#1 Hit Pop Artist, Akademia Award Winner for Best Pop Artist 2014), Misha Gabriel (Touring Dancer for Michael Jackson, Beyoncé, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, Hillary Duff, Aaron Carter, Mariah Carey, Ne-Yo, & John Legend), McKenna Faith (#1 Selling Female Country Artist of 2014 on iTunes), Ashley Barron (Nashville Recording/Touring Country Artist with 3 Billboard Country Chart hit singles) & many others. He's also recorded extensively with high-profile engineers & studios such as SacCityAudio (Robert Honablue: Multi-Platinum Audio Engineer for Led Zeppelin, Aretha Franklin, Santana, Bob Dylan, America, Miles Davis, Janis Joplin, Bob Marley, Sly&The Family Stone, Weather Report), EastBay Recorders (Michael Rosen: Producer for Journey, Papa Roach, Santana, AFI, Eddie Money, Rancid, Testament, Huey Lewis And The News), Schecter Guitar Studios (Michael Rozon: Producer for Ministry, Tom Waits, Chelsea Wolfe, Clem Burke from Blondie, Robin Zander from Cheap Trick, Don Heffington from Bob Dylan, The Melvins), Small Factory Films (Joe Bartone: Emmy Award Winning writer, producer, & director for Warner Bros Studios), Jose Zambrano Cassella (Award Winning Cinematographer for over 600 national TV commercials for brands such as IBM, McDonald's, Victoria’s Secret, REEBOK, Kohler, Gucci, Apple, Dior, Nike), The Track Shack Studios (Peter Deleon: Audio Engineer for Tower Of Power, SmashMouth, Green Day, e-40, Smosh), Doodad Studios (Roseville's #1 animation studio for Movies & Television) & many others     His goal as a Music Teacher is to help students learn, understand, & thrive in all areas of their musical passions. Whether they want to pursue music as a career or just for fun, Steven is committed to providing guidance, encouragement, & excitement for students of all ages