Chris Cotter has been a full time music instructor for over thirteen years and has been a valuable educator at Pro-Musica Studio & Taylors Music Store during that time. A professional musician from the greater Philadelphia area, he has spent his life studying and performing music with many ensembles. Chris prides himself on being a well rounded drummer integrating Rock, Hip-Hop, Jazz, Funk, and Latin Styles into his playing. Chris Cotter‘s intensity and enthusiasm for live original music creates an explosive performance at every show.
Chris stays active in the musical community acting as a voting member in the Philadelphia Chapter of the Grammy Awards as well as owning and operating a successful Record Label/Video Production company in West Chester, PA. He has had extensive experience recording in many professional studio’s including Studio 4, Indre Records, Morning Star, The Roots Private Recording Studio, and Sonic Studios in Philadelphia. He’s also developed the acclaimed online music collaboration network CollabaJam.com.
A few notable national venues Chris has played:
The TLA (now The Fillmore), Electric Factory, Rusty Rudder & Bottle and Cork, Stone Balloon, Snow Shoe Mountain Stage, CBGB’s, the Elbowroom, the Lions Den, and the Virgin Mega Store NYC.
Chris Cotter has studied diverse musical styles and techniques with Greg Zeller, Fred Biondi, Tom Palmer, Michael Lauren, Memo Acevedo, Kim Plainsfield, Guy Licata, and Frank Kats.
Currently he continues his instruction with Dom Famularo (Long Island, NY) for Technique and Advanced Drum set studies, and Marc Jacoby (West Chester, PA) for Harmonic Music Theory.
Chris Cotter is endorsed by Vic Firth and Sabian Cymbals.