Styles: rock, pop, r&b, jazz, latin, orchestral, marching
Background: Obsessed with hitting things from a very early age, Reade Pryor left his native Colorado for Los Angeles to attend the Jazz Studies program at the University of Southern California, where he studied under Peter Erskine and Terri Lyne Carrington. After living in LA for only a year he was profiled in a Los Angeles Times feature article about the city’s most promising young musicians. Since then, Reade has gained attention as a top professional drummer in Los Angeles.
Reade has worked with Dan Wilson, Jaret Reddick of Bowling for Soup, Kina Grannis, Outasight, Avalanche City, Shawn Hook, Linus of Hollywood, Josiah Leming, Josh Kelley, legendary producers Nick Launay and Krish Sharma, and many others.
He has appeared on national television including Dancing With The Stars, CBS’s Early Show, and the CW’s “Oh Sit!”.
Reade proudly endorses Evans drumheads, Vic Firth sticks, and Mojave Audio microphones.
Years Teaching: 8+
EDU: BS Jazz Studies, University of Southern California (Magna Cum Laude)
Teaching Days: Tuesday, Wednesday