Teacher Profile: Cody Spiva

Cody Spiva

Cody Spiva

Instrument(s): Drums

City: Atlanta

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About Cody Spiva

Cody Austin Spiva is a Groovin young drummer with home grown roots and a real passion for what he loves. At a young age Cody showed interest in music and decided he wanted to create some of his own. Soon after that he was tapping away on everything. As soon as he could he tried out for school band. His first instrument was trumpet but he soon decided to play drums and loved it.

His first learning experience in music was in his middle school band and ever since then his love of learning has grown tremendously. He decided to learn all he could and continued band all through middle school and high school. Through his school career he moved around through the percussion section participating in many group ensemble works and soon found his way to a drum kit. Later on he joined marching band and played snare drum for 4 years in high school while also participating in a variety of concert pieces. During two years of this time he was awarded the position of drum captain and had his first opportunity to teach. This experience opened his eyes to a whole new world of possibilities. He then realized that he loved to teach as much as he did learning.

Later Cody decided to embark further and began playing with different bands in the north Georgia areas and soon it led him to college. He attended The Atlanta Institute of Music and Media and began growing his knowledge. There he reached new levels of his musical life and had a new found love of music. He there aspired to learn all he could of his craft from classic rock to jazz fusion as well as taking many theory classes and piano. His instructors there showed him new techniques and new ways to execute those techniques, along with showing him every piece and part within the design of his instrument. Through his time in his time at AIMM he honed his skills and embarked in showing others.

Cody has played drum kit for 10 years and snare drum for 4 years, along with different percussion instruments. He currently resides in Duluth Georgia giving private lessons and composing his original music. He always is striving to better himself as a musician and a person and share his knowledge with others.

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