Cory Paternoster 

is a percussionist from Lancaster Pennsylvania. He is currently an instructor for drum set and percussion at Drums Etc. (Lancaster, PA) and privately, as well as an Assistant/Freelance Engineer at Noisy Little Critter (Downingtown, PA). 

Cory majored in Music Recording Technology and Music Performance at Lebanon Valley College where he studied under Bob Nowak, Tom Strohman, Tim Wolfe, Dr. Jeff Lovell, and Dr. Chris Heffner. Cory has also studied Drum Set with Jim Love and Dave Lazorcik and Marching Percussion with Danny Mark and Jabin Baxter. 

A drum set player since the age of 13, Cory has been moving his hands around the drums for about 10 years and has no intention of slowing down. He specializes in all genres of music but has actively gigged within Rock, Funk, R&B, Hip Hop, and Jazz fields on drum set and auxiliary percussion for years. While these genres are near and dear to his heart, he is diligently striving to improve his vocabulary in World Percussion (specifically Mambo, Bossa Nova, and Samba) and Metal (specifically double pedal and kit coordination) along with his normal practice routine. All the genres listed above Cory has taught and is currently teaching on a daily basis. 

Some of Cory's playing and engineering can be found underneath the 'music' tab. If you are looking for an excuse to go out on the town, check the 'Live Dates' tab above! 

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