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For over 15 years, I've been sharing what I've learned about the drum set. Take a look around and see how I can help you reach your musical goals!
I give lessons on drums, bass, guitar, saxophone, piano/keyboards, music theory, and music history, appreciation and performance workshops to students of all ages.
Contact me and let's learn more the drums, and about music!
I'm currently making music happen on stage with some great bands in Philadelphia, New York City, and everywhere in between.
Click below to see each band's past and future performance dates:
I provide drums and percussion for recordings of all stripes.
- Skilled in nearly any style of music: rock, pop, jazz, country, latin
- Comfortable working with a click track
- Able to provide the right equipment to get your recording sounding perfect
- Have drums, will travel! I've worked in studios around the country, and I offer remote recording - send me what you've got, and I'll lay down a personalized drum track
Drop me a line, and let's get your record happening!
Click the images here to view new home pages full of cool stuff. Learn more about Charlie's teaching, recording, and performance.
The new record from William Gruff. Click the banner image to hear the album, or watch our music video single!
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A prehistoric beast of a band, featuring Greg Johnson on saxophone and EWI, Scott Kruser on guitars, Erek Kapusta on keyboards, Mike Dougherty on bass, and myself hitting things.
Formed in 2007, played some shows around Pennsylvania.
Released debut album, Edible , in 2009.
Went back into the studio in 2011, and tracked some new material. They're unfinished tracks - this is the band raw and unaffected. Featuring compositions from Greg Johnson, Scott Kruser, and Erek Kapusta.
William Gruff is a band based in New York City
See us live! Click here for WG's performance calendar
Read more! Check out some recent posts about William Gruff
An underground legend in the land of Philadelphia. Johnny combines cabaret, comedy and infectious soul music in one jubilant and blisteringly energetic show. Get on the HIP SHIP.
See us live! Check the Johnny Showcase performance calendar
Read more! See some recent posts about Johnny
Check out this original Holiday tune from the Alex Radus Trio.