Archive | Drums and Percussion

Tyler Cravines

Drums, Guitar, Bass, Piano, Ukulele

Originally from California, Tyler has been playing drums professionally in the Reno/Tahoe area for 5 years. Being a recent UNR graduate, he is knowledgeable in many musical techniques and improvisational concepts. Combining his creative spirit, awareness, and technical ability on his instrument, he is a top call musician for many musical styles and situations. Tyler has also been teaching private and group lessons for a number of years on drums, guitar, bass, and piano. He provides a unique approach catered to the individual student, which allows the student to have fun while learning skills that they will have for the rest of their life.

John Bennum

john-bennumTrombone, Euphonium, Baritone, Drums, Guitar, Bass, and Keyboard

John is currently a student of the Jazz and Improvisational Music program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Previously he attended Northwestern University, where he studied classical trombone with Michael Mulcahy and Charlie Vernon of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. As a high school student he received numerous awards and accolades for his participation in Washoe County and Nevada State solo and ensemble competitions, and held the position of Principal Trombone with the Reno Youth Symphony Orchestra for four years. John has attended the internationally renowned summer program at the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan on a full-ride Governor’s Scholarship.

Active in the Reno-Truckee-Tahoe music scene, John plays with funk powerhouse Mojo Green. He also plays with Rapplesauce and has toured with Jellybread.

When he’s not playing trombone, John keeps himself busy working as a composer, arranger, and recording artist.

10320 Donner Pass Rd Suite A
Truckee, CA 96161