At Modern Music School, our students study their dream instrument with enthusiastic, motivated, and methodically trained teachers. Our teachers know how to place the interests of their students front and center.
Tobias Urbanczyk is a 24-year old drummer who grew up in a musical family in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
In 2012, he moved to Los Angeles to expand his horizons and to attend Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, where he graduated in September 2013 as the Outstanding Player. Immediately after his graduation, Tobias started playing for the Folk/Rock band MINER, which led to him recording drums for their second full-length album with well-known producer Phil Ek in Seattle, WA. Tobias also enjoys touring and working with many different artists in the Pop, Rock and Country genre.
Most recently he started working with Disney Star - Sabrina Carpenter and got asked to play shows with the Persian brothers Kamran & Hooman.
Originally from Mexico, Ray started playing drums at the age of 13. He studied music in Mexico and later he moved to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute. At MI he received his Bachelors Degree in Performance of Contemporary Styles, Drums. Since then, he has toured extensively in the U.S. as well as other countries like Mexico and India, performing with bands ranging from death metal to jazz fusion.
With her music background in Denmark, Ronja Petersen’s quest for knowledge and performance experience brought her to Los Angeles where she graduated as outstanding student in Voice from Musicians Institute. Since then she has recorded on albums with several artists and performed with her high energy rock band at venues like the House of Blues, the Hard Rock in Las Vegas, and many more. Alongside her performance career, Ronja has always had a passion to bring forth new talent and inspire music in others whether it be on the piano or using the voice.
spent one year at Cal State Long Beach studying music and general education
transferred to the Musicians Institute in Hollywood, Bachelor of Music degree in 2007