Jimmy Swartz is a graduate of the University of the Arts with Bachelors of Music in Instrumental Performance concentrating in drum set and percussion studies. He studied under Dr. Rob Brosh and James Armstrong at Millersville University of Pennsylvania.
Jimmy began percussion lessons and performing music in the fourth grade, and during high school studied drums at the Music Training Center in Conshohocken. He became an active musician in high school, performing in concert band, competitive jazz band, jazz combo, pit orchestra, and choral ensemble. Jimmy was awarded the Louis Armstrong Jazz Award and an award from the Choral Music Department upon graduation.
Jimmy has performed with the UArts Kerber Tribute Big Band, Percussion Ensemble, Drum Set Ensemble, and Grad Ensemble. He also performed in Pit Orchestras for productions of “Carrie”, “Kiss Me, Kate”, and “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”.
Jimmy specializes in jazz and rock styles but also has a background in classical percussion, hip-hop, metal, fusion, electronic music, and drum n’ bass. He has taught Rock Band Camps at the Music Training Center Montgomeryville from 2008 – 2013. Jimmy looks forward to sharing his passion and enthusiasm for music with his students while helping them achieve their musical goals.