Project Description

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Buddy Deppenschmidt – Drums

Buddy Deppenschmidt is an internationally respected performer, recording artist and teacher who has been a member of The Newtown School of  Music staff since the 1970’s. He studied with Dave Levin of  Phila. and  two of George Lawrence Stone’s prodigies, Arthur Dextrauder (classical percussionist) and the legendary Joe Morello.

As an active performer, he has toured the world and leads an all-star band, Jazz Renaissance. His work can be heard on three major motion picture soundtracks, six major record labels and over 40 C.D.s one of which, Jazz Samba (Verve) was recently inducted into the Grammy Awards Hall of Fame.

Many of Buddy’s recordings are designated by recording industry critics as Original Jazz  Classics. Some of his work has been transcribed in Modern Drummer Magazine and Creative Coordination for the Performing Drummer by Keith Copeland.

He has biographical listings in both Leonard Feather’s The Encyclopedia of Jazz in the  Sixties and Barry Kernfeld’s  New Grove Dictionary of Jazz.

Recently, two of his students were awarded scholarships to The Berklee School of Music in Boston, Ma.

Buddy Deppenschmidt’s unique teaching method for beginners to professionals focuses on reading, interpretation, technique, coordination, and improvisation in all styles including classical, jazz, latin, rudimental, rock, funk and fusion.  His complete resume is available upon request.