Angel Bartolotta (aka Andrew Bartolotta) has been playing drums his whole life. From a kid banging on pots and pans, to a studio session drummer and hired-gun, touring The United States, Canada, Germany, France, England, Italy, Switzerland, Denmark, Holland, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Australia, and New Zealand. Angel has devoted his entire life to the art of music.
Angel has over 80 credits in his discography. He is best known as the drummer for Dope (who’s album “No Regrets” debuted at #88 on the Billboard 200), Genitorturers, industrial rock pioneers PIG, Crossbreed, Switched, the iconic punk band The Undead and many other bands, as well as being an Artist on the DW Drums, PDP Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Evans Drumheads and ProMark Drumsticks rosters. He is also the founder of Team Cybergeist, a collaborative music project featuring over 100 musicians from all around the world. In the Summer of 2018, Angel was chosen as one of the drummers to perform in the Volumes exhibit at The Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida.
Angel has a true passion for teaching. He has been teaching private lessons, group lessons, online lessons, and drum clinics/workshops for 20+ years with students from 2 years old to 80+. He has released six instructional books and one DVD (available HERE). He is also the creator of The Dinosaur Method, an easy-to-use lesson plan for kids. Angel is a member of the DW Drums Department of Education, the D’Addario Education Collective, and a certified member of the National Association of Rudimental Drummers (N.A.R.D.). He specializes in beginner lessons, but also works with intermediate and advanced players who are looking to learn something new.
In 2016, Angel and his wife Sally opened The Rock Box Music School & Stage; a place where growing musicians can learn how to play an instrument, perform live on stage and record in a real studio.
With over twenty years of drumming experience, world touring and major studio sessions under his belt, Angel offers much more than the average drum instructor!