Adam Green holds a BM in Percussion Performance from Eastman School of Music and a MM from Rice University. In addition, he has a Performer’s Certificate from the Eastman School of Music.

Performance and Teaching Experience

Adam has been a percussionist with the United States Air Force Concert Band since 2002. He has also performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Washington National Opera, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Piano Symphony Orchestra, Sun Valley Summer Symphony, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Houston Symphony Orchestra and Houston Grand Opera.

Adam is a founding member of the Attacca Percussion Group and actively presents clinics, master classes and educational podcasts with the group. Additional teaching experience includes Catholic University of America, Rice University Preparatory Department and a private studio.

At Levine

Adam joined the Levine faculty in 2013 and he teaches individual lessons, Exploring Drums and Drums Around the World.

“My favorite aspect of being on the faculty of Levine is that we are a part of a large network with many resources. There are no limitations on what can be achieved at Levine. If you have an idea for a project or a performance, there is an outlet for it at Levine.”

Teaching Philosophy and Approach

“My teaching philosophy is geared toward having fun while making music. I believe that children learn best when they are at ease and in a mood to play and explore. Music should be fun to learn, so I take every opportunity to have fun while teaching.”


When not making music, Adam enjoys playing ice hockey, running, cooking – especially bbq and spending time with his wife and two kids.