Drummer and Educator

Simon Bjarning

 Drummer and Educator 

Short Bio

In the December 2015 issue of Modern Drummer Magazine, Dom Famularo listed top-notch drummers and drum instructors across the United States and around the world, and Simon made that list:

Simon was born in Roskilde, Denmark in 1979.

After graduating from the Royal Danish Academy of Music in Copenhagen in 2006, he performed with the major Danish symphony orchestras, Broadway shows at Det Ny Teater (The New Theater) and several rock and folk music bands. Along with steady gigging, he also taught drums and classical percussion full-time. In 2013 Simon and his wife Elizabeth decided to move to USA, her home country. 

After the move to the USA, Simon chose to take up lessons and coaching from the legendary Dom Famularo, and at present Simon also studies with the phenomenal Chris Adams.  

To the right is a screenshot from a Skype Lesson with Mr. Famularo and below it Simon's "Drum Teacher Lineage."


Simon plays  Sabian cymbals, Mapex drums,  Promark sticks and  Evans drumheads.