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Meet Our Faculty

Dave Fox

Department Chair: Jazz & Contemporary
Drums, Jazz Hang & Jam Nights
Dave Fox

Teaching Philosophy

I believe in creating a very strong foundation based upon mastering basic technique, reading, rudiments, and timekeeping. Through this, we can then work together to develop a sound and approach that will be applicable to a number of styles such as Jazz, Rock, Funk, Latin, and Hip Hop. My goal is to prepare the student for whatever creative and stylistic avenue he or she wants to pursue with their playing, education, and possible career in music.

Education

B.A., University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Additional studies at New England Conservatory Continuing Ed Program. Principal teachers: Walter Tokarczyk, Thom Hannum, Billy Ward, Bob Gullotti

Bio

An in-demand percussion educator and clinician in the Boston area, Dave is chair of the Groton Hill Music School Percussion and Jazz Departments. For the past two decades, he has worked with a wide variety of acts in a diverse range of styles in the Greater Boston area and all over New England. For over ten years, Dave has toured nationally and abroad with three-time Grammy Award winning songwriter, producer, and musician Tom Hambridge and his band The Rattlesnakes. He is a current member of Boston rock legends The Stompers, Andrew Stern’s “AS3,” and The Gravel Project. When not performing as a sideman, Dave leads his own jazz quartet featuring Ken Clark on the Hammond B-3 organ, Bill Jones on sax, and Phil Grenadier on trumpet; and an acoustic trio featuring Grenadier and bassist Bruno Raberg. He is an endorser of Vic Firth Drumsticks, exclusively.

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