Born and raised in Fort Worth, TX, Jose‘s musical career started early by playing drums at church around the age of seven, and it hasn’t stopped yet! During high school, Jose performed in the drumline, holding the position of section leader for two of his four years, and also participated in the 2005 WGI Open Class Champions Surround Sound Percussion Program. Since then, he has performed for the Dallas Mavericks drumline, FC Dallas drumline, Zach Coffey, Nate Kipp, StrawberryJam, A Live One, and his original project Audyssey.
Currently Jose tours with the Austin based Phish tribute band, A Live One, as well as with Zach Coffey, who is based out of the DFW area. Jose contributes his percussion and drumming knowledge to the many incredible instructors along the way, and considers himself very fortunate to have found such patient and knowledgeable teachers.
Jose seeks to pass on the learning he’s gathered through his own experience, but also works to brings a fun and inviting approach to drums. “Music and making music is an emotional art and should be fun. Rhythm is everywhere,” he says, “and if you can sing it, you can play it.”
Full Teacher List by Instrument:
- Bass instructors: Chris Turvill | Nathan Snyder
- Drum instructors: Matt Bongirno | Jose Gutierrez
- Guitar instructors: Jordan Bradshaw | Nathan Snyder | Chris Turvill
- Piano instructors: Nathan Snyder | Josh Terry | Allysa Martinez | Tracy Michele
- Ukulele instructors: Chris Turvill
- Violin instructors: Megan Berson | Josh Terry | Allysa Martinez
- Viola instructors: Megan Berson | Allysa Martinez
- Vocal instructors: Julia Watkins-Davis | Allysa Martinez | Tracy Michele | Jordan Bradshaw