Teaching Days

Mon | Tue | Wed | Fri – Rocklin

Thur – East Sacramento


Drums – Hand Percussion

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Jonathan Withem

Jonathan Withem is a California native who has invested over twenty years to the world of percussion. He is the result of many dedicated family members, drummers, and percussionists including Jason Lingle and Ross Sears – a product of William Kraft, George Gaber, and Anthony Cirone. Jonathan earned his BA in Music from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo. He is both an accomplished player and clinician, having performed throughout the Pacific Northwest, Mexico, South Korea, Puerto Rico, and India as a featured soloist and with various musical groups. Jonathan has appeared with PCPA Theatrefest, Taylor Eigsti, Don Byron, Red Holloway, Charlie Shoemake, Bill Watrous, DJ Logic, and Chris McClarney (just to name a few). Apart from his growing discography as a session drummer and percussionist, Jonathan is teaching nearly 80 students per week through The Drum Lab Rocklin/East Sacramento and Jesuit High School in Carmichael.




Jonthan’s Setup

This will give you some understanding of what he plays.

  1. 14x6.5 Ludwig Black Beauty Snare
  2. 14x5 Leedy Broadway Dual Snare
  3. 12x8 1960’s MIJ (Made in Japan) Tom
  4. 16x15 1960’s MIJ Floor Tom
  5. 20x13.5 1960’s MIJ Bass Drum
  6. 14″ Meinl Extra Dry Medium HiHat
  7. 18″ Meinl HiHat (Sand Thin Crash Top/ Dark Crash Bottom)
  8. 20″ Meinl Vintage Crash
  9. 22″ Meinl Extra Dry Thin Ride
  10. 22″ Big Appel Dark Ride (Not Pictured)
  11. Aquarian Drum Heads
  12. BFSD Snare Toppers
  13. Vater Drumsticks
  1. Meinl Woodcraft Cajon
  2. 16x16 Yamaha Bass Drum
  3. 14x6.5 Black Beauty Snare Drum
  4. Footed Tambourine & Foot Shaker
  5. Treeworks Wind Chimes
  6. Meinl Shakers and Tambourines
  7. 18″ Meinl Byzance Sand HiHat
  8. 20″ Meinl Byzance Vintage Crash
  9. 22″ Meinl Byzance Extra Dry Thin Ride