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 has subbed on as many as ten Broadway Drum/Percussion chairs simultaneously, including Hamilton, Moulin Rouge, The Book of Mormon, Wicked,
Some Like It Hot, Parade, A Beautiful Noise, and many others.
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 Broadway show "Lempicka" and Off-Broadway show "Ride The Cyclone." He has performed with various artists in NYC, including: Trixie Mattel, Rumer Willis, and Rob McClure. You can hear him playing drums on
"Suite 1 - From Lempicka" (Original Cast Recording), Trixie Mattel's "Two Birds/One Stone,” and Brandon James Gwinn's "Not Too Late," all available on Apple Music and Spotify.
Dan's drum teaching practice focuses on coordination, musical vocabulary, and technical efficiency. With philosophy based in the Alexander Technique, he attempts 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.