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John Gotsis, M.M.

FOUNDER/OWNER AND INSTRUCTOR OF DRUMS, PIANO, AND GUITAR

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Accepting new students: No

Centralized teaching area: Fishers

Personal studio: Yes

Travel lessons offered: No

John Gotsis has accumulated years of professional experience as a performer and music educator. Currently residing in Fishers, IN, John serves as Owner and Music Instructor at Vibe Music Academy. Before transitioning to his full-time position here, he also taught as Adjunct Professor of Music at his alma mater, Indiana Wesleyan University. John currently does studio session work with Whisper Studios and gigs with various jazz musicians, including the drums/bass/saxophone trio, Tribop.

After receiving a bachelor's degree in Music Education from IWU in 2012, John and his wife moved to Lansing, MI where he began teaching and working on his master's degree in Jazz Studies at Michigan State University. During his time in Michigan, John achieved a high level of success academically and professionally, where he earned the position of MSU Jazz Drum Set Graduate Assistant, played and toured with MSU's premier jazz orchestra, and gigged professionally for numerous performance groups. John has studied under and been personally mentored by Rodney Whitaker, Randy Gelispie, Etienne Charles, Diego Rivera, and Marc Wooldridge.