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Atlanta, Ga Music School Department Head Creig Harber

With some 40 years of professional experience, Creig serves as Director of the Drum Program at Atlanta Institute of Music and Media (AIMM). He is the author of the "Drum Techniques" curriculum taught in AIMM's classrooms. Creig has been with AIMM since 1991.

Creig's professional music background includes stints with such artists as The Drifters, The Platters, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, B.J. Thomas, Bo Diddley, The Brothers Brooks, and many others. While performing with The Brothers Brooks, Creig toured seven European countries and throughout the Southeastern United States

Creig began his music career in high school and majored in music at Alabama's Jacksonville State University where he played snare in the drum corps and was Percussion Section Leader in the symphony. He went on to teach several high school drum lines and was a clinician at the 1992 DCI Summer Games.

Currently a session drummer and Orchestra Director at Mt. Paran Church in Marietta, Creig recently traveled to Russia and the Pacific Northwest with Mt. Paran, and has recorded several CDs with the organization.

 

He has also served as a judge for the Southeastern National Teen Talent competition.

In addition to his work at AIMM and Mt.Paran, Creig frequently records at various studios in Atlanta and tours the Southeast with different musical groups.

Atlanta, GA Music and Media School Drum Instructor Eric Sanders

Eric Sanders is a drummer and classical percussionist, originally from New York. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and was awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate in Classical Percussion Performance from Penn State and went for his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance on the drumset at NYU. He studied with John Riley and Dom Famularo, as well as taking some private lessons with Jojo Mayer and Mike Clark. One of the main drum instructors at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, Eric has been teaching, gigging and recording in Atlanta since 1996 and has toured throughout the U.S. and overseas, working with numerous groups and artists that run the gamut of musical styles. He has released 2 solo percussion CD's on his own label, Flam Five Records, and is currently working on a 3rd disc, as well as writing a snare drum book.

Atlanta, Ga Music School Drum Staff Jerome Flood II

Born in 1986, Jerome Flood hails from Rochester NY, and got his first drum set at the age of 2. He graduated from Gates Chili High & Monroe Community College, and has an Associate Degree in Music Performance. Jerome is also a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music's Drum Department. Since graduation, Jerome has played for Musiq Soulchild, Ricardo Sanchez, RL (Next), and DefJam artist August Alsina. Jerome's self-titled, debut drum album entitled "JEROME FLOOD II" was released in 2011. And on his second album entitled "Flood Nation", Travis Barker & Pastor Troy accompany Jerome on the recording, and this album also features the single "Night of Ya Life" which features RL (former member of 'NEXT').

Awards and Achievements:

Guitar Center Drum Off 2008 winner
Featured drum solo on the Carson Daly Show
Atlanta, Ga Drum Instructor Eric Dansie

Eric Dansie has been playing drums for nearly 2 decades, and his passion for music kept him enrolled in the band program in middle-school where he remained actively involved all the way through high school performing in percussion ensembles, marching, symphonic, pep, and jazz bands.

In 2009, Eric was recruited by independent national touring act Evolucid and toured the U.S. playing in over 45 states performing in theaters and festivals with thousands of fans in attendance. After touring for two and a half years, Eric decided to take his education to the next level by enrolling in the drum program at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. While at AIMM, he was awarded an academic-based scholarship and graduated with honors in spring of 2013.

A year later, in the spring of 2014, Eric became a member of the faculty at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. And ever since, Eric has been playing in corporate, cover, and original bands in Atlanta and the surrounding metropolitan area. Eric is excited to continue his career as a musician/teacher/performer and is eager to pass along his love and knowledge of the drums to future students at AIMM.

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    • Definitely check out AIMM, get a good tour of it, go to Open House, go to the orientation, and you'll find that it's really professional. All the instructors really know what they're doing--they're all industry professionals and have been for years. You get a lot of hands-on activity and a lot of time to work on your projects on all the gear.

      Benjie Freund

      Sound Designer at Hi-Rez Studios, and Founder of Neutrino Gaming--creator of the iPhone/iPad app Aries Revenge

    • If you're going to go to any music school, AIMM is the one to choose. Since graduation, I've gotten all my work through AIMM...So, this is the place to be.

      Butch Buckner

      Drummer for Bionic Jive

    • AIMM was one of the best choices I've made.

      Chris Kittredge

      Drummer for Arrested Development Australian Tour 2011

    • Honestly, AIMM is very high level...it's something that I'm impressed with, would recommend, and would have wanted to come and study at in my younger years.

      Dave Weckl

      Drummer for Chick Corea