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Alan Hall
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Teaching Location:Californian Jazz Conservatory,, Berkeley, California, 94703
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About Alan Hall

Currently teaches at California Jazz Conservatory in Berkeley, Cal State University East Bay in Hayward, and U.C. Berkeley.

Alan is the author of several articles and a drum book entitled:
“Internalization”- A non-reading intensive approach to mastery of the jazz drumming language  (

He has presented lectures, drum clinics, master classes and jazz workshops at:
Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA
CMEA Conferences in San Jose and Hayward CA.
Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
Berklee Summer Program at Claremont/McKenna College, Pomona, CA Keene State College, Keene, NH
Cal State University East Bay, Hayward, CA
Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver, B.C.
Jazz Camp West, La Honda, CA
Lafayette Summer Jazz Music Workshop, Lafayette, CA

"I work with all levels and ages from beginners to professionals; from 7 year olds to 70 year olds. I work with many drumming styles including Funk, Rock, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, Jazz, Odd Times, Fusion, Klezmer,  orchestral snare,  and basic mallet keyboards. My approach is to work with the goals time restraints, and musical needs of each student. I have had over 40 years of experience as a teacher and I am an active professional drummer"

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Drum Lessons in Berkeley, California.


Zildjian Cymbals
Vic Firth Sticks


Former Berklee College of Music professor Alan Hall has performed and/or recorded with: saxophonists Paul McCandless, Bobby Mintzer, Bruce Williamson, Jerry Bergonzi; pianists Russell Ferrante, Taylor Eigsti, Art Lande, Geoffrey Keezer, Tom Coster and Kit Walker; bassists Jimmy Haslip, Stuart Hamm, Kai Eckhardt and Gary Brown; guitarists Mick Goodrick, Jon Finn, Joyce Cooling; vocalists Kenny Washington, Mark Murphy and Rebecca Parris.

He has also worked with Cirque Du Soleil and Teatro Zinzanni San Francisco.