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Bio: Damien has been involved in music for over 30 years, focusing on drums and percussion for the last 25. In 1996 he received a Bay Area Music Award as a member of local band Squeeze the Dog.


He has shared the stage with various artists including, Train, Everclear, Tower of Power, Deep Blue Something, Firefall, WAR, Linda Perry, A Flock of Seagulls, Primitive Radio Gods, and Smashmouth. He has studied with Mike Curotto, Terry Carlton, Ron Bender, and Norm Taylor as well as assorted workshops at Rhythm Fusion in Santa Cruz, Lenny White, Marc Egan, Tony Levin, Sheila E, Teri Lynn Carrington, and Buddy Rich. He is currently playing drums with the Vinny Johnson Band and bass with Barrelfish as well as drumming for various top40 bands in the Bay Area.


Damien teaches all aspects of drumming while having fun focusing on rhythmic theory, song structure, style selection, reading and writing, studio and live performance techniques, and expressing oneself creatively through the drumset.

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Damien Gonzalez

Instruments: Drums and Percussion

Specialties: All styles

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