Sales Associate Accessories
Joined in
2011
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It is neither possible or necessary to educate those who never question anything.
-Joseph Heller, Catch 22

Musical Education

Studied music in high school and music theory at Antelope Valley College, Been playing and studying drums since 2004

Musical Interests

Rock, Pop-punk, Funk, Jazz, Ska, Swing, Pop, Folk, Classical, Choral

Favorite Bands

Motion City Soundtrack, Stanton Moore, Cage The Elephant, Mumford and Sons, Streetlight Manifesto, The Black Keys, We Are Scientists, The Dear Hunter, Regina Spektor, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, The Films, Death Cab for Cutie, Gaelic Storm, Fall Out Boy, Blink 182, Panic! At the Disco!, The Heavy, The Hush Sound, Matt Costa, Eric Whitacre, The Ink Spots, Young The Giant, The Jakes, AC/DC, Benny Greb, MGMT, Gym Class Heroes, The Weakerthans

Favorite Instruments

Drums, Harpsichord, Violin, Piano, Mandolin, Cajon, Djembe

Category Expertise

Drums & Percussion > Acoustic Drums > Acoustic Drum Sets, Drums & Percussion > Acoustic Drums > Snare Drums, Drums & Percussion > Cymbals > Crash and Ride Cymbals, Drums & Percussion > Cymbals > Hi-Hat Cymbals

Christopher D.
Sales Associate Accessories

Certified in: Drums, Accessories, Guitars, ProAudio, Keyboards

          Hey there! My name is Chris! I've been keeping rhythm since I was a wee baby and I actually started playing drums when I was fourteen. I continued playing and taking lessons for around 6 years, and since 2011 I've been off on my own picking up some new tricks and some new grooves. All of this time has given me a lot of room to try things out and get a feel for some of the products we offer here.
         I've started a few bands with some friends of mine in the past but right now I'm just jamming on my own. I personally have a deep passion for music and I've studied music theory since high school, including singing in a choir in that took second place in the International Eisteddfod, in Llangollen, Wales during the summer of 2008. I continued my music education into college, spending a few years at Antelope Valley College where I continued to sing in the choir  and studied advanced music theory. I have a great appreciation and interest in not only a wide array of drumming styles but also in a wide array of musical genres, so there's a good chance I like some of the same music as you. Come in and we'll chat about it!
           I decided to join up with Guitar Center Inc. to delve deeper into music and surround myself with great people, and to help other do the same. I love helping people find exactly what they need to make their musical ideas come to life. Come down to the drum shop and say hello. We can talk about drums and I'll help you get what you need to get started with some great gear like this Simmons SD7Pk Electric Kit which would be great for practice, or I can help you upgrade and expand your set up with something like this Zildjian Trash Smash. Whatever you need, I'm your guy! 

                   While you're here, make sure to ask me about our Recording Made Easy Class. Every Saturday at 10am we have a class right here at the store that teaches you the basics of the latest recording software. Make sure to get here early because space is limited! 

Cool Stuff To Check Out Right Now 

  • Stick Club: Come check out the best stick deal available here at Guitar Center called Stick Club! For just $20 you can get a year's worth of sticks. Once your Stick Club Card is activated we'll load it with $5 that you can use on any sticks in the store. Then, every month for the next 11 months we'll refresh the card balance to $5. That's $60 worth of sticks for only $20! Whether you burn through sticks every practice or you're a casual player and you just want a few back up pairs, this card is great for everyone! Come down and check it out or give me a call for more details! 
  • Drum Off: Guitar Center is hosting the 25th Annual Drum Off this year! As the world's premier drum competition the Drum Off is a great way to meet new musicians, watch some amazing performances and showcase some of the best up and coming drummers in the country! Contact me for details on when and where you can come to watch the competition move forward! 
  • Holiday Center: This holiday season Guitar Center is here to help with all of your gift giving needs. We've got tons of great gift ideas throughout the store with deals in every department and knowledgable staff to help get you everything you need. Don't get lost in the ocean of information out there, let us help you find the perfect gift for everyone on your list! Also make sure to join us on Black Friday for the best deals of the whole year. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call or send me an email! Or come down to the store and I'll help you find what you need. Happy Holidays!