Teacher Profile: Alana Dym

Alana Dym

Alana Dym

Instrument(s): Drums

City: Denver


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About Alana Dym

Alana Dym did not come from a family of musicians, but certainly came
from a family of music fans. Music was constantly being played through
her house growing up and Alana was there listening, but her ear seemed
to focus on the drums. She absolutely loved the way the drums sounded
and wanted to create those sounds on her own. Alana started taking
private drum lessons at 13 and has been performing in various musical
groups since she was 16.

Her love of drumming and percussion led her to the University of Miami's
Frost School of Music where she studied classical percussion under
international percussionist and composer, Ney Rosauro. She also studied
Afro-Cuban hand percussion with first-call studio percussionist and
Grammy winner, Richie Bravo, and jazz drum set under accomplished
professor and player, John Yarling. While attending the University of
Miami, she expanded her studies and received her bachelor's degree in
Music Engineering focusing on studio techniques such as recording and
mixing audio, circuit design, and wave propagation.

Alana spent many productive years after graduating in Miami working with
many bands of varying genres from hip hop to house to indie pop and
everything in between. She enjoyed having her playing become a staple
in the Miami music community. During her time in Miami, she completed
three cross-country tours with her hip hop band, The Cornerstoners. She
has also played on stage at many major Florida festivals including Bear
Creek Music Festival, Virginia Key Grassroots Festival, and one of the
leading electronic music festivals in the world, Ultra Music Festival. In
2014, Alana participated in the Hit Like a Girl Contest, and achieved 11th
place internationally in the contest for female drummers.

Alana currently lives in Denver to pursue more musical goals. She is currently performing with many musical projects around town including Coal Town Reunion, The Sessh, and Astronaut Mountain. Alana is heavily influenced by funk, soul, and rock music and loves to share her natural rhythm with the world.

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