John Signorella is an extremely passionate educator and performer with over 30 years playing experience and 23 years teaching experience. John started playing music at a young age. He began his studies under the legendary jazz drummer Dino Calicari. He later studied under several great other instructors like Russ Moy and Zoro who was the drummer for Bobby Brown and Lenny Kravitz. John also studied with Jim Chapin who authored “Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer Volumes 1 & 2.” At the age of 18 John was accepted into the Julliard College of Music.
John has toured and recorded with several notable bands including Seven Wiser whose music was featured in the motion picture “The Punisher” and several other video games. He is also the drummer for the band Hereafter whose frontman is 7-time Grammy award winning Bobby Kimball who was the lead singer of Toto.
For the past 23 years, John has built a reputation of instructing the best “up and coming” drummers in the area. Recently, John’s guitar instruction has created a huge buzz throughout the local community as well. John is educated in all styles of music. Many of the students that John taught now teach and perform professionally. As an instructor, John feels that reading music is essential. John also focuses on ear training and understanding the instrument. He believes that it is best for the player to have a multitude of approaches so that they will have great versatility in their playing. As an educator, John seeks to pass on the same great lessons that he learned from the masterful instructors that he studied with.