My name is Jordan Zacharias and I have been passionate about music since I can remember. I grew up singing songs all day, playing plenty of air instruments, and putting on vinyl after vinyl on my dad’s record player. Some of my earliest childhood memories are of trying to break dance to Herbie Hancock, rocking out to Michael Jackson, or enjoying the wit of Weird Al Yankovic. I discovered my passion for the drums at the age of 8 years old, and have been heavily addicted ever since. I always remember paying especially close attention to the rhythm section of any song that I was listening to… I don’t quite know why that is, but it has turned me into the percussive-obsessive that I am today.
I started taking lessons at the young age of 9 years old, and definitely did not have the best rhythm… luckily, I had plenty of supportive drum teachers / inspirational musicians in my life that helped me along the way (Jason Evans, Danny Woods, Mike De Neve, Jim Cook, James Bush, and many more). I started out learning how to play Rock and then went on to learn & pursue other styles such as Pop, Jazz, Punk, Hardcore, Metal, BeBop, Swing, Indie, Latin, Bluegrass, Blues, Alternative, Reggae and Folk. I started to play drums at my church at the age of 13. I was terrified at first of playing in front of so many peers, family, and fellow musicians, however I was able to over come those fears and started to truly enjoy performing. Since then, I have been playing live in countless shows and performed numerous sessions with many different talented bands and artists, including (but not limited to):
- Cold Weather Rescue
- Head On Collision
- Brenden Bourgeois
- Carts Before Horses
- The Secret’s Red
- Parker Theory
- The EFCC Worship Band
- The Electric Controversy
I have been drumming professionally now for more than 11 years. I offer professional drum / percussion lessons as well as studio and live session work. I have been drumming for over 20 years, been recording and playing live for 15 years, and been teaching for 7 years with over 5,000 lessons taught and counting. My influences include (but are not limited to) John Bonham, Jimmy Chamberlin, Tony Royster Jr., Jerome Flood II, Danny Woods, Gene Krupa, Danny Carey, Mitch Mitchell, Brian “Brain” Mantia, Tim “Herb” Alexander, Buddy Rich, Abe Cunningham, Jason Gerkin, Sam West, Joe Nixon, Dave Weckl, Chris Adler, Heath Metzger, Carter Beauford, Josh Freese, Keith Moon, Stacy McMillan, Dave Grohl, Jojo Mayer, Steve Gadd, and Chris Prescott. I am big into goal setting and I always make sure that my students not only learn how to become fantastic musicians, but also have fun in the process. I also teach music education, band coaching, teacher training and music/band consulting. I am dedicated to my customers getting a quality product and satisfaction is guaranteed. I offer Drum Lessons, Drum Set Lessons, Drum Line Lessons, Percussion Lessons, In home Lessons, In Studio Lessons and Drum Sessions, Percussion Sessions, Session Drummer, Session Musician.
I teach and perform Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Metal, Hip-Hop, Punk, Gospel, Dance, Reggae, Folk, Worship, Country, Blues, Latin, Indie, Bluegrass, and Alternative styles. For Lessons I service the areas surrounding (but not limited to) Escondido, San Marcos, Rancho Bernardo, 4S Ranch, Carmel Mountain, Scripps Ranch, Valley Center, Vista, Oceanside, Fallbrook, Rancho Santa Fe, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Elijo Hills, Solana Beach, Olivenhain, Leucadia, La Jolla, Del Mar, Ocean Beach, Pacific Beach, Poway, Mira Mesa, Rancho Penasquitos, Miramar, and San Diego. For Sessions, I am available anywhere in San Diego as well as nation wide.