Dillon Vado

Instrument: Drums Teacher, Percussion Teacher

Store: Union Store

 Dillon has experience performing on a variety of instruments. He has
marched with the Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Drumline, and taught drumline at local
high schools. While primarily playing the drum set, Dillon can also teach basics of
certain “Latin” percussion instruments. He is also an active jazz vibraphonist, so students
can choose to study both drum set and mallet percussion.
Teaching Experience:
-Private Drum Instructor (2010-present)
-Drumline Instructor/Jazz Band Clinician - Los Gatos High School (2010-2012)
-Percussion Instructor - Monroe Middle School (2011-present)
-Drumline Instructor - Del Mar High School (2009-2010)
Education:
-The Jazzschool Institute (Pursuing B.M in Jazz Studies) (2011-present)
-West Valley College (2009-2012)
Also, studied with: Galen Lemmon, Jason Lewis, David Flores, and Christian Tamburr.
Performance Experience:
-Santa Clara Vanguard Winter Percussion (Snare Drum)
-Runs a regular Jazz practice session (on the second Thursday of every month) at the SLG Art Boutiki and Gallery.
-Can be heard on numerous recordings through Slabyard Sound.
-Musical Theater Credits include Follies, The Bandstand Beat, Little Shop of Horrors, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown.
Bands include: Grooveyard Shift (Band leader-Vibraphone)
Jackie Gage and the JurassiC (Vibraphone)
The Tiger Club (Drums)
Bacchus Joint (Drums)
Slabyard (Drums)
Has played and recorded at Yoshi’s Oakland, The Freight and Salvage, Fantasy Studios,
City Lights Theater, SLG Art Boutiki and Gallery, and the Theater on San Pedro Square.