Groove With Bucket Baker

Groove With Bucket Baker

5.0 (5)
1 employee
12 years in business

About this pro

I am an award winning drummer/percussionist with Diamond, Platinum and Gold records to my credit, also Saturn award winning movie soundtrack credits. I have toured the world with countless Grammy award-winning artists. I can play any style from marching band to jazz. Please google me and let's get to work.

I love music. I am in love with drumming. As for teaching, having the ability to help someone learn how to play drums read music and express what they feel is a whole new passion for me..

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Phoenix, AZ 85048
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5 Reviews


  • Amy Zanti

    Bucket is a wonderful teacher! He has been working with my son for almost 2 years now on drum set in all genres as well as helping him reach his goal of making drumline in marching band. He is positive and encouraging and has great energy! My son has learned so much skill wise, but also has become more confident as a person. He really cares about creating a well rounded drummer and helping his students achieve their goals. I highly recommend Bucket as a drum teacher! We feel lucky to have found him!

  • Bobby “MR. X” Walters

    Bucket, was my Captain of Dos Pueblos High School Drum Core. He was also my Captain of Santa Barbara Dolls Drum Core. We were not only good, but we were the best. One year we performed in Los Angeles, as the Santa Barbara Dolls Drum Core, and not just won, but scored a 99.8 %. Bucket, was always patient, calm, but persistent to get the best out of each one of us. Not only could he write cadences, but he could design the best movements of the snare line, Quads, and Base Drums. Drums sticks tricks, back sticking, base drums walking backwards, keeping it really fun for the player and the crowd, but with a disciplined military overall theme. There is only one musician better than Bucket, and that was his Mentor, and Band Director, Dr. Ike Jenkins, who brought out the best in him. I’ve travelled all over the world playing drums myself with bands, but still haven’t met anyone as talent as Emanuel “Bucket” Baker. Yes, a great man, with a great heart, who only wants the best from you, and while spend hours and hours to make sure your the best.

  • Roy

    Bucket worked with our daughter for several years. His talent and skills helped to develop her music appreciation. But it was his mentorship that took this time to the next level. It's been awhile since she took lessons, but she still refers to Bucket as a second father. I'm so glad that they made this connection. It will be a relationship that will last a lifetime. If you have the desire to learn percussion, Bucket is your guy.

  • Ed Gose

    An Amazing Generous Talent, who can break down any groove. Bucket will help you hear it, feel it, and play it!!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

We will groove and see were you are with the basics and move from there ❤️🙏🏾

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Hard knocks with 35 years of pro playing.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I will work with whatever budget my students have. It's not all about money 

How did you get started teaching?

Wanted to share my love for the groove.

What types of students have you worked with?

Beginners to touring pros...

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Musical Director for Grammy award winning artist. CEO for a new record company. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Try a lesson or two then make your choice. NOT all players can teach.. You must find the right fit for your  needs and groove 🙏🏾❤️

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