Drummer. Percussionist. Teacher.
Dan Berkery is a New York City based Freelance Drummer/Percussionist with a Master's Degree in Jazz Studies from Philadelphia's University of the Arts.
Dan currently subs on multiple Broadway Drum/Percussion chairs including Hamilton, Moulin Rouge, The Book of Mormon, Wicked, and Dear Evan Hansen.
Dan can be seen playing drums on Amazon Prime's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,"
Comedy Central's "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee," and on numerous PBS specials featuring The American Pops Orchestra. He is also a member of the piano trio, T-Shirt Tuxedo, with longtime collaborators Singer/Pianist Brandon James Gwinn and Bassist Jeff Koch.
Dan originated the drum book for the Off-Broadway musical "Ride The Cyclone," has helped develop the Broadway-bound musical "Lempicka," starring Eden Espinosa and Amber Iman, written by Matt Gould and Carson Kreitzer, and directed by Rachel Chavkin, and he has performed with various artists, including: Trixie Mattel, Rumer Willis, and Rob McClure. You can hear him playing drums on Trixie Mattel's "Two Birds/One Stone,” Brandon James Gwinn's "Not Too Late," and Dan Hartig's "Songs For Others" available on iTunes and Spotify.
As a student of the Alexander Technique, Dan's drum teaching practice focuses on coordination, balance, and efficiency, allowing him to adapt to each student's specific goals, while instilling both technical fundamentals and physical longevity. Dan is a firm believer in effortlessness in the pursuit of better technique and musical facility.