Lance Beckford (US)
#Michael Haggins, Valley Worship, Educator
Paiste Artist Since Jun 2008
14" Twenty Hi-Hat
11" Signature Traditionals Thin Splash
18" Twenty Crash
20" Twenty Ride
19" Twenty Crash
14" Twenty Thin China
Lance is an active performer as a freelance percussionist. Performance credits include Andy Grammer, Brock Baker, Michael Haggins, Terron Brooks, and Adjoa Skinner among others. He has appeared as a Drumline member on a PNC Bank Christmas Commercial, the soundtrack of Annie (Columbia Pictures), and performed on Good Morning America. Beckford is a graduate from Musicians Institute (AA) and received Outstanding Student of the Year in 2006. He also graduated from Azusa Pacific Uni-versity (BA) and received the Outstanding Senior Award in Music Education in 2015. Private studies have been with Jeremy Strawn, Chuck Silverman, Hilary Jones, Jeff Bowders, Will Kennedy, Mark Converse and Bill Schlitt throughout his 20 year music career. Beckford is proud to endorse Paiste Cymbals, Yamaha Drums, Evans Drum-heads, Vic Firth Sticks, and Toca Percussion.
Lance is also an active music educator and enjoys teaching privately at Gard’s Music in Glendora, CA. He has worked as a K-8 Music teacher, High School assistant director and Drumline instructor. Beckford, in collaboration with Rayne Films recorded an in-structional DVD “The Musicians Percussionist: An In-Depth Study” in 2014 (www.lancebeckford.com). Lance is part of the Vic Firth Education team and thrives on seeing students get opportunities to succeed as he conducts clinics and workshops around Southern California.