Bryan Garbe has been playing drums and percussion for nearly two decades. He has toured with percussion ensembles, steel bands and rock bands throughout the U.S. and abroad. He is the Vice President of the Connecticut Percussive Arts Society and creator of the CT PAS Artist Spotlight Series, a monthly feature to highlight some of the best drummers and percussionists in Connecticut.
Currently living in Brooklyn, New York, he plays in five different bands of all different genres, including several singer-songwriter projects, his own jazz trio and his solo project where he plays all the instruments. Bryan has been teaching drum set, percussion, steel pan, guitar and ukulele in Connecticut and New York City for the past 10 years. He started attending PASIC when he was 14 years old and strives to be the best educator he can be. Bryan got his start studying with Jim Royle in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where he was introduced to the world of percussion and was given the great opportunity to perform with some of his percussion heroes as well as travel around the world to perform and give drum set and percussion clinics.
Bryan is a drum set, guitar and ukulele teacher at the Williamsburg School of Music in Brooklyn, New York and the director of the Green Farms Academy Steel Band in Westport, Connecticut. Bryan has worked with some of the great drum educators of his time including, Dom Famularo, Liam Teague, Will Calhoun, Gregg Bissonette, Tommy Igoe, and Mike Clark. Bryan’s goal as a teacher is to inspire his students to enjoy the music that they create. With a strong drive, an open mind, and the right technique, anything is possible. Bryan also endorses Vater Sticks and Dream Cymbals.