Groove With Bucket Baker

Groove With Bucket Baker

5.0Exceptional(6 reviews)


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..


Hired 2 times
1 employee
14 years in business
Serves Phoenix , AZ

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    Nick G.

    Bucket is not only an incredible percussionist but also an exceptional teacher. You can tell right away that he has a deep passion for music and sharing his gifts and knowledge with his students. I would absolutely recommend him to any person looking for drum lessons. I was very nervous to start lessons after many years away from playing and he quickly made me feel comfortable. I noticed a huge difference in my playing and confidence within the first couple months of lessons with him.
    Not only does he have the technical knowledge, but he has valuable industry knowledge from being a highly sought after professional drummer and industry leader. I even met a past student of his while he was touring with a successful band. The former student greeted Bucket with powerful admiration and it was clear to me at that time that Bucket is special as an instructor and he treats his student like family. He truly cares about his students and wants them to do the best they possibly can.
    No matter your skill level or style, sign up with Bucket. You will not be disappointed.
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    January 29, 2024


    Amy Z.

    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!
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    October 28, 2020


    Bobby W.

    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.
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    September 15, 2020



    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. Its been awhile since she took lessons, but she still refers to Bucket as a second father. Im 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.
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    September 15, 2020


    Ed G.

    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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    September 15, 2020


    Al P.

    I would not play drums if not for this man. And, it was and always be about the groove...
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    September 14, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

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

    Hard knocks with 35 years of pro playing.

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

    Wanted to share my love for the groove.

    Beginners to touring pros...

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

    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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