Education: Alta Loma High School, Graduated 1999 Alto and Tenor Saxophone in Jazz A Band Cal State Northridge, Music Industry Studies, Non Grad 2000 Tenor Sax in Jazz B Band, Drum set in Steel Pan Band Idyllwild Arts, 1995 Scholarship Alto Sax in Symphonic Band
Aaron “The Shredder” Rossi is a Self-Taught, Grammy Nominated Drummer who in his 20 year professional career, has recorded, performed or toured with the best Rock, Heavy Metal, and Punk bands in the World. Additionally, he has taught a Master Class at Musician’s Institute Hollywood, and trained young Drummers to become successful not only on the drum kit, but in the music industry as well.
Aaron started his musical career at the age of 10 playing Saxophone and Guitar in the 4th grade. His parents refused to buy him a drumset, until he was 15 and became 1st Chair Alto Sax in the San Bernardino County Honor Band, and earned a scholarship to Idyllsild Arts where he played in the Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble. Aaron’s Parents picked him up from music school, and went to buy a new drum set. He started playing immediately. 5 years later he was on his first European tour performing in front of thousands of people. Aaron has gained experience over the years and picked up invaluable tips from drummers, producers, engineers, managers, record label owners, booking agents, technicians and even became a Band Manager himself!!
Aaron recently relocated his Family to Everett, Washington and is excited to share his vast musical knowledge with his unorthodox approach to Teaching Drum Lessons. His philosophy is simple, and goes back to his Junior High School Band Directors saying, “You Gotta Wanna.”
– Grammy Nominated (2010) for Best Metal Performance: MINISTRY “Senor Peligro” off the album “Adios…Puta Madres” Category 18
– Aaron is Endorsed by Affliction Clothing, Remo Drumheads, DDrum, Reunion Blues Gig Bags, Sabian Cymbals, Groove Juice, and Pro-Mark Drumsticks (Aaron Rossi Signature Model), Sweet Spots Dampeners
– Aaron is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS), and a member of the Local 47, Orange County Musicians Union.
Aaron has Recorded, Toured and/or Performed with:
MINISTRY, PRONG, JOHN 5, STEVE VAI, ROB ZOMBIE, REVCO, ANKLA , TAIPAN, INDICATOR DOGS, DOPESICK, MONTE PITTMAN (MADONNA), STRIFE, THROWDOWN, SHELTER, THE FACELESS, MIKE RIGGS (ROB ZOMBIE), CHRIS POLAND (MEGADETH), LACEY CONNER, UDO DIRKSHNEIDER (ACCEPT), ZAKK WYLDE (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY), BLASKO (OZZY OSBOURNE), JOEY BELLADONNA (ANTHRAX), ROSS THE BOSS (MANOWAR), KOBRA PAIGE (KOBRA AND THE LOTUS), BRIAN FAIR (SHADOWS FALL), MAX CAVALERA (SOULFLY), BURTON C. BELL (FEAR FACTORY), BOB MARLETTE (PRODUCER), SYLVIA MASSY (PRODUCER)
Alta Loma High School, Graduated 1999 Alto and Tenor Saxophone in Jazz A Band Cal State Northridge, Music Industry Studies, Non Grad 2000 Tenor Sax in Jazz B Band, Drum set in Steel Pan Band Idyllwild Arts, 1995 Scholarship Alto Sax in Symphonic Band