Teacher Profile: Rob Granfelt

Rob Granfelt

Rob Granfelt

Instrument(s): Drums

City: Seattle

Education:
Macalester College

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About Rob Granfelt

Rob has been playing the drums since the age of 12. Music has taken him across the country and the world throughout his years playing original music in a handful of bands across a multitude of genres. Rob's foundation for teaching stems from 15+ years of his own study in both private lessons, as well as college at Macalester College in Saint Paul, MN.

After college, Rob returned home to Seattle and formed local jazz fusion band High Pulp, who has now gone on to win the Earshot Jazz 'Golden Ear' award for Alternative Jazz Band of the year in 2019, toured the country multiple times, and played at festivals such as Portland Jazz Festival. Rob is also a forming member of the experimental band 'sunking', which was nominated for the same Golden Ear Award for Alternative Jazz band of the year in 2020. Rob himself was fortunate enough to be nominated for 'Emerging Artist of the Year' from Earshot Jazz. It's not all jazz, though! Rob has played festivals like Sasquatch with rock bands in the past, and has a deep understanding of funk, pop, and hip-hop as well.

A genuine love for the instrument, as well as a reverence and passion for teaching has led him to teaching private lessons for 8 years now. Rob enjoys getting to know his students and using the drums as a vehicle for developing positive habits, self belief, and creative expression.

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