Short Bio

Art has been playing drums for more than 25 years and has been teaching for 20 years. Currently Art is a contributing writer for Drumhead Magazine, issues 5 to present, writing the lessons for the department Drum U & contributing regularly to the department Practice With the Pros in print, on CD & video lessons for Drumhead Magazines digital addition. More info on the web at www.drumheadmag.com

As a performer and session artist, Art’s versatility behind the kit has afforded him the opportunity to perform & record within the genres of rock, funk, blues, pop, metal, folk, jazz, latin and country with both regional & national acts, and for musical theater. Art has well over 40 CD's to his credit, including recent collaborations with guitarist Chuck D'Aloia, “Circle 7” “Gears", “Under the Hood”, “Christmastime is Gears” & Brown Note presents music by Art Bernstein & Chuck D’Aloia.

From his private teaching studio in upstate New York, Art has been inspired by his students of all ages, whose achievements have ranged from coveted positions with competitive school district, all-state and college ensembles to international tours with bands of their own.

During its 2005-2006 season, The Empire State Youth Orchestra's Youth Percussion Ensemble featured Art's composition "Luna's Lunch, a 2 Drumset Solo," performed by two of his students. Art has written books on drumset and snare. He is a Drummers Collective NYC Alumnus, and is proud to endorse
Audix Microphones, Ayotte Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Latin Percussion and Vic Firth Sticks. Art was named artist of the month September 2007 at musiclearningcurve.com More information on session availability, CD's, clinics, performances, student achievements & Art's teaching studio is available at www.artbernstein.com

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ART BERNSTEIN
Percussion Instructor Session Artist
Live Performance Clinician

www.artbernstein.com



Theater
Capital Repertory Equity Theater Production of Always Patsy Cline in association with the Randy Johnson Company. Written and directed by Ted Swindley. 1997/1998, 1998/1999, 1999/2000 summer and winter seasons. & 2005/2006 25th anniversary production.

Teaching
20 years as a private instructor/clinician, teaching styles including: Jazz, Fusion, Rudimental and Orchestral snare drum studies, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Funk, Pop, Blues, Rock, Alternative, Industrial, Second Line / Mardi Gras Indian Rhythms/New Orleans Rhythms, Caribbean, Soca, Calypso, Reggae.

Contributing Writer Drumhead magazine Issue 5 to present.
Educational Dept. “Drum U” And “Play With The Pros”.
www.drumheadmag.com

Copy editing credit “music transcription” Drumhead magazine Issue 5 to present.
www.drumheadmag.com

Artist of the Month - Music Learning Curve Academy, September 2007

Scores for Students attending the NYSSMA Festival competition:
1 student Performing in 2007 Scored 100% on his Level 6 All State Drumset Solo & 99% on his All State Level 6 Snare Drum solo. Over 40 gold medals/Outstanding scores awarded to students who played graded solos ranging in level from 2 through 4.
15 soloists at a Level 5 or 6 Scored 98%-100%

1 student awarded a full NYSMF work study scholarship position 2008.

2 partial scholarships awarded to students attending Boston University & The Crane School of Music 2004.

Past Students Have gone on to study and/or graduate as performance or education majors from the Berklee School of Music, Oberlin College, SUNY Purchase, The Crane School of Music, University of Louisville (KY), Schenectady County Community College & more.

Students performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Ensembles 2011-2012:
2 Students performing in the Youth Percussion Ensemble
1 Student performing in Repertory Percussion Ensemble A.
1 Student performing in “The Empire State Youth Orchestra” As principal percussionist.

Students performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Ensembles 2010-2011:
2 Students performing in the Youth Percussion Ensemble
1 Student performing in Repertory Percussion Ensemble A.
1 Student performing in Repertory Percussion Ensemble B.

Students performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Ensembles 2009-2010:
1 Students performing in the Youth Percussion Ensemble
3 Students performing in Repertory Percussion Ensemble.

Students performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Ensembles 2008-2009:
1 Students performing in the Youth Percussion Ensemble
3 Students performing in Repertory Percussion Ensemble.
1 student performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble (A Group) Drum Set 2005 through 2008-2009 seasons, “ 2005 to 2009”

Students performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Ensembles 2007-2008:
2 Students performing in the Youth Percussion Ensemble
1 Student performing in Repertory Percussion Ensemble.
1 Student performing in Junior Percussion Ensemble.
1 student performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble (A Group) Drum Set 2005 through 2008 seasons, “ 2005 to present”

Students performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Ensembles 2006-2007:
2 Students performing in the Youth Percussion Ensemble & 1 student as a featured soloist in the ensemble.
1 Student performing in Repertory Percussion Ensemble.
1 Student performing in Junior Percussion Ensemble.
1 student performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble (A Group)

2005 through 2007 seasons.
1 student performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Jazz Ensemble (B Group)
2006 through spring concert 2007.
1 student performing with the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Repertory Orchestra.
1 student performing with the Empire State Wind Orchestra.

Additionally, Students who performed with the ESYO Ensembles combined 1999-2006
Including the 2006 season that closed in June:
1 student in the Junior Percussion Ensemble, 3 students in the Repertory Percussion Ensemble, 4 students in the Youth Percussion Ensemble & 1 student in the Empire State Youth Orchestra. These students participating in the ESYO ensembles were often featured soloists in concert.

Additional Special Student Performances in 2005/2006/2007/2008/2009

One student auditioned and was awarded the Drum Set chair for the Massachusetts MMEA's All State Jazz Ensemble 2009

One student auditioned and was awarded the Drum Set chair for the Massachusetts MMEA's Western District Jazz Ensemble & Performed with the Ensemble 2009

One student auditioned and was awarded the Drum Set chair for the Massachusetts MMEA's Western District Jazz Ensemble & Performed with the Ensemble 2008 & has just been nominated for the ALL Eastern Jazz ensemble USA 2008/2009

After performing with The All District Jazz Ensemble he was given the opportunity to audition for the Massachusetts MMEA's All State Jazz Band Where there is 1 Chair for the entire state of Massachusetts! After Auditioning he was awarded the Drum Set Chair for the Massachusetts MMEA All State Jazz Ensemble performing with the Jazz Ensemble at Symphony Hall in Boston Massachusetts on 03/29/08

One student auditioned and was awarded the Drum Set chair for the Massachusetts MMEA's Western District Jazz Ensemble & Performed with the Ensemble On 01/14/06! 

After performing with The All District Jazz Ensemble he was given the opportunity to audition for the Massachusetts MMEA's All State Jazz Band Where there is 1 Chair for the entire state of Massachusetts! After Auditioning he was awarded the Drum Set Chair for the Massachusetts MMEA All State Jazz Ensemble & performed with the Jazz Ensemble at Symphony Hall in Boston Massachusetts on 03/18/06!

1 student MMEA's Junior Western District Jazz Ensemble drummer for 2004.
1 student MMEA's Western District Jazz Ensemble drummer for 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 & 2009

1 student scored 100% on his All-State Level 6 NYSSMA solo and is 1st alternate for the All State Drumset chair for New York State 2007. Also selected to perform with the Area All-State Band , NYS Zone 10 for both 2006 & 2007
Art’s composition “Luna’s Lunch a 2 Drumset Solo” performed by two of Art’s current students was performed at select 2005-2006 performances of the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Youth Percussion Ensemble.
Other student performances in 2005-2006 include Carnegie Hall, Symphony Hall in Boston and the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC.
Additionally many students are performing for their College, High School or Middle School Ensembles! Including Concert Bands, Orchestras, Wind Ensembles, Marching Bands, Jazz Ensembles, Percussion Ensembles & also many students performing with their All County Bands & Jazz Ensembles!

Endorsements

Sabian Cymbals, Ayotte Drums, Vic Firth Drumsticks, Latin Percussion & Audix Microphones.

My Artist Pages at Sabian Cymbals & Vic Firth Drumsticks:

SABIAN Cymbals - Art Bernstein
Vic Firth Artist: Art Bernstein

Professional Memberships/ Affiliations.
Sabian Artist.
Vic Firth Artist & member Vic Firth education team PDT
Latin Percussion Artist
Audix Microphones Artist
Ayotte Custom Drums Artist
Director of education for Ayotte Drums 2011
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Voting Member of The National Academy of
Recording Art’s And Sciences N.Y.C. Chapter.
BMI Writer
Artist of the month September 2007 at the London-based musiclearningcurve.
1st Internationally Accredited Teacher for Music Learning Curve Academy (
www.musiclearningcurve.com)

Education
Alumni, The Drummers Collective, N.Y.C.
Also Studied Under:
Dom Famularo! Visit Dom’s Website!
www.domfamularo.com
Memo Acevedo N.Y.C. The Drummers Collective
Michael Lauren N.Y.C. The Drummers Collective
David Bittner, Kathleen Lowrey, James Corigliano,
Tom Brown

Instructional Publications & Compositions-

Department “Drum U” for Drumhead Magazine, starting September 2007 or issue 5 to present, Issue #’s 5-25 available now. www.drumheadmag.com
Copy editing credit “music transcription” Also contributing writer for Drum U Lessons & Playing With The Pros. Drumhead magazine Issue 5 to present.

Contributions to the Vic Firth Drumsticks website. Department “Drumset Play Alongs.
Don’t Leave Home Without It - 12 Bar Blues Shuffle
Minor Natural - Mozambique.
Fridge - Afro-Cuban 6/8
Full Count - Double Paradiddle based grooves with a 1/2 time shuffle feel. Click here.

Contributed quotes to be included in the book “The Definite Recording Guide: For Drummers By Drummers.

Books -

Step By Step Book 1, Drumset.

Step By Step Book 2, Drumset.

Step By Step The Play Alongs, Drumset.

Drumset Basics for the Beginner & Breaking it Down – Some Basic Latin Rhythms
DVD Video of demonstrations included for examples from the latin section of the book. Pages 57-82

Rolls.

Luna’s Lunch Play along tracks & score! Now available for purchase on line! Click Here
For Audio play along tracks & demonstration track on i tunes click here to purchase at the i tunes music store.

Luna’s Lunch, a 2 drumset solo. This solo has been selected for performances with the Empire State Youth Orchestra Youth Percussion Ensemble 2005/2006 season. 1st performance in November, 2005.
2nd performance with the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Youth Percussion Ensemble on February 2, 2006 at the Empire State Youth Orchestra’s Playathon.

Contributor of educational Videos & Play along tracks at Music Learning Curve.
www.musiclearningcurve.com

Recordings/Albums/CD’s
Art Bernstein & Chuck D’Aloia ABCD Circle 7
Brown Note Amp CD with guitarist & composer Chuck D’Aloia.
Art Bernstein & Chuck D’Aloia, ABCD Under The Hood. December 1st 2006
Art Bernstein & Chuck D’Aloia, ABCD Christmas Time Is Gears. December 1st 2006!
Art Bernstein & Chuck D’Aloia, ABCD Gears. Editors Pick CD Baby.com
Art Bernstein & Chuck D’Aloia ABCD. Old Country Re-Mix.
Art Bernstein & Chuck D’Aloia ABCD. Tech Talk Re-Mix.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 29 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 28 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 27 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 26 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 25 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 24 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 23 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 22 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 21 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 20 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 19 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 18 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 17 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 16 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 15 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 14 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 13 Lesson content - Drum U.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 12 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 11 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 10 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 9 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 8 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 7 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 6 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Drumhead Magazine CD Issue No. 5 Lesson content - Drum U.
Playing With The Pros Full Band Mix & Play Along.
Mike Campese, Hidden Treasures.
Mike Campese The New.
Mike Campese Electric City.
Mike Campese, Vibe.
Mike Campese, Jason Becker Tribute album “Warmth in the Wilderness” international release.
Mike Campese, Full Circle 2000.
Mike Campese, Total Freedom.
AZ Artist Guild Prisma Awards DVD 2005 Gears CD Tracks used for Soundtrack.
Oasis Blues Compilation Volume 7 song featured, “Night Life”.
Spine Car , Revenge.
SpineCar, Passive Aggressive.
Spine Car, Autophile. Editors Pick CD Baby.com & best of Metroland Magazine Metal CD’S.
Lani Richards, The Moment.
The Max Graham Band, Magnolia Hill.
Guitar Player Magazine CD May 1999 Issue, with featured Artist Dennis McCumber.
Aqua Cat, Aqua Cat.
Aqua Cat, ep Teaser.
Aqua Cat “Happy”The Happy Traxx CD Volume one The Happy Vodka Corporation & Vigor Studios.
The Willie Pierce Blues Band, Direct Access to the Blues.
The Willie Pierce Blues Band, Live, Cat T.V. Bennington VT.
The Willie Pierce Blues Band, Live on WBAI 99.5 Pacifica Radio 1999, Wall Street NYC.
Art Bernstein - Some Night In 96 At Cotton Hill.
Art Bernstein - Passages.
Peek a boo Flatfish - Shameless Pop,
Peek a boo Flatfish - Explode Together.
Cobblestone, PYX 106 Capitaland Rock Compilation.
Cobblestone, Upside Down & Give To Me
Tina Ward And The Matterbabies, Flying Not Flying
Tina Ward And The Matterbabies Live on WDRE 96.7 FM 1995
Eve, Time also And I Ask Myself Why
Lawrence Demarco The Third - The Curse
Indian Summer - Before You Go
Industrial Matt - Many Sessions
1- Session For Adrian Cohen
Jeckyl & Hyde - Free Spirit and Live
Mysthaven - Mysthaven.
Resistance - Moving On

Performed with (Highlights)
Capital Repertory Theater “Always Patsy Cline”. 1997/1998, 1998/1999, 1999/2000 summer and winter seasons. & June/July 2006 25th anniversary production.
Fallen Planet.
Blues Confidential.
The Willie Pierce Blues Band.
Lani Richards
spineCar
Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen. Warner Brothers / Blind Pig & MCA recording artist.
Big Bill Morganfield, Blind Pig recording artist.
Greaystar/ Epic / Sub / and trained new Drummers
Aqua Cat.
Cobblestone.
Peek A Boo Flat Fish
Tina Ward And The Matterbabies
Jeckyl & Hyde

other groups are pre -1994 as in pre - historic but are available on request.

TV & Video
Chuck D’Aloia’s Instructional DVD “Blues With Brains” 2009
Drumhead Magazine Video Lessons, Issue 5 to present. Dept: DRUM U www.drumheadmag.com
Step By Step Book 1, Drumset.
Step By Step Book 2, Drumset.
You Tube Video. Drum tracking for the song “Bird House” from the CD Art Bernstein & Chuck D’Aloia, ABCD Under The Hood.
You Tube Video. Drum tracking for the song “Darkest Corner” from the CD Art Bernstein & Chuck D’Aloia, ABCD Circle 7.
Drumset Basics for the Beginner & Breaking it Down – Some Basic Latin Rhythms DVD Available at filmbaby.com Click Here to link.
Rudiment play along series volume 1 DVD. Special Order Only. Click here to e mail for more information.
Assorted Videos Disk 1 DVD Special Order only. Click here to e mail for more information.
Special Session With Audix Microphones 2006.
Solar videos & epk 2004.
The Willie Pierce Blues Band Live on Cat T.V., Bennington VT.
The Times Union T.V. commercial “we’re your source” with Valerie de la Cruz.
MLC TV,
www.musiclearningcurve.com - Rudimental Play-Along videos, featured artist of the month
September 2007 with educational content.

Full Press Kit Available to view upon request. A materials & shipping charge may apply.
lunastudios@gmail.com




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