Chad Eisinger teaches drums at Desert Ridge Music Academy. He started performing professionally in Phoenix, AZ at an early age working at Jazz clubs, musical orchestras, and cover bands of all styles. During his 4 years in high school, Chad’s accomplishments included:
- Performing at the 1996 Grammy Awards as one of two drummers selected to be in the National High School Grammy in the Schools program sponsored by NARAS
- Arizona Allstate top Jazz Band 1993,1994,1995, 1996
- Young Sounds of Arizona 1992 (still in middle school),1993, 1994, 1995, 1996. Recipient of the Young Sounds Jazz Scholarship 1995
- Recipient of the Louis Armstrong award 1996
Chad attended University of Miami on scholarship in 1996, graduating 2000 on the Dean’s list, with a BA degree in Studio Music and Jazz Performance. While attending university, Chad was honored by performing on over 100 recordings sessions, including 2 which received downbeat awards.
Chad moved to New Orleans in 2004 to perform in front of countless thousands, as a house band drummer at the top clubs on Bourbon St, while also touring with the acclaimed cover band Trick Bag. Chad was honored to perform with the displaced “All Star’s” of Bourbon St. Machine Gun Kelly at Spinnakers in Panama City Beach, for their Hurricane Katrina benefit.
Chad relocated back to his hometown Phoenix in 2006, returning to his roots as a freelance professional. These days Chad be heard performing with local musicians of all musical genres, as well as contracted back up for national artists.
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