Julian VanSlyke

Julian VanSlyke

Percussion – Berkley McCourt’s Music – $25 per half hour

The Dawn does not come twice to awake thee.


Julian attended Washtenaw Community College where he was a member of the Jazz Orchestra.  He also attended Wayne State as a Jazz Studies major and was a member of the Jazz Lab Band and The Jazztet.  Julian has been the instructor for the Beginning Jazz Drum course at Washtenaw Community College for over 10 years.  He has also taught privately for many years and believes that music education is the first step in starting a musical career. 

After starting drums at an early age, Julian has been playing for over 32 years, and playing professionally for over 26 years.  With a versatile style and musical outlook, he has worked in almost every situation possible. From Musical Theatre to Drum & Bugle Corps, from Jazz to Rock, Blues and R&B to Gospel, Julian has played and recorded with top performers from every genre.


Julian enjoys playing drums, photography, travel, and running/exercise.

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