Greg Hersey is an educational artist based out of Jacksonville Florida and continues to make his mark in the drumming community. Greg Hersey currently serves as the Director of Instrumental Music at Episcopal School of Jacksonville, where he directs middle school and high school musical ensembles. He inspires students to strive for excellence and become passionate, dedicated musicians. Greg is a graduate from the University of North Florida School of Music and holds a Masters degree in Percussion Performance. He has studied with renowned instructors Charlotte Mabrey, Kevin Garry, Danny Gottlieb and Benjamin Wiseman.
Greg has competed in the Guitar Center Drum Off and was 1 of 30 semi-finalists nationwide, representing the state of Florida and southeast region. He has also been a Grand Finalist in the Blue Man Group Drum Off in Orlando Florida. Greg is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society and attends the annual PAS International Convention. In addition to being a full-time educator, Greg works as a freelance percussionist in the Jacksonville community and surrounding area, actively performing for musical theater productions, BayKings corporate event Band, local musical acts, orchestras and various schools as a guest clinician. Greg Hersey has established a strong social media presence through a display of artistry, dedication and passion, expanding his audience to over 27,000 followers globally.
Greg is immensely grateful and fortunate to be in partnership with numerous drum companies and families. He is an artist for and endorses the following companies; Drumtacs, One Beat Better, Big Fat Snare Drum, Cherry Hill Custom Drums, Destroy A Drum, DrumDial and Cympad. Greg has received national and international recognition from Vic Firth, Pearl Drums, Drummers I Like Podcast, Drum Gab Podcast, Drum Talk TV, Drummers Guide 2 Gear, Drumtacs, DrumDial, One Beat Better, LowBoy Beaters, The Drummer’s Database and KickPort International resulting in hundreds of thousands of views and a great deal of exposure. As an educator and performer, Greg dedicates all of his time to improving his percussive skills and knowledge. With such a strong passion for percussion, Greg finds educating aspiring percussionists to be a tremendously rewarding experience. He hopes that his instruction and love for the arts will encourage others to pursue and embrace percussion the same way that he has.