Chris Cotter has been a full time music instructor for over thirteen years at Taylor’s. A professional musician from the greater Philadelphia area, he has spent his life studying diverse musical styles and techniques with Greg Zeller, Fred Biondi, Tom Palmer, Michael Lauren, Memo Acevedo, Kim Plainsfield, Guy Licata, and Frank Kats. His intensity and enthusiasm for live original music creates an explosive performance at every show, having played at various notable venues such as 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 in New York City. Chris prides himself on being a well rounded drummer integrating rock, hip-hop, jazz, funk, and latin styles into his playing, and is endorsed by Vic Firth and Sabian Cymbals.
Chris stays active in the local music 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 studios 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.
Chris offers lessons to teen and adult students interested in pursuing drum set long term.