Meet the Owner

Ulf Geist isn’t just a world class drummer, he’s also the owner of Modern Music School, Pasadena. Born and raised in Germany, it was at Modern Music School close to his hometown where Ulf hit the drums for the first time. Passion and encouragement from his teacher combined with Ulf’s exceptional skill was a powerful combination. To transition from casual musician to pro, he joined the Modern Music School Professional Program where he studied extensively for almost two years, furthering his talent through a unique program where professional musicians from all over the world touch on everything - from technique to band etiquette, business advice and personal development. After winning the Musicians Institute’s prestigious Carlos Vega Drum Off contest and graduating with honors as  “outstanding player,” Ulf began filling in for big name bands, both in studio and on stage. Locking in copious hours of professional stage time, he has toured and recorded albums with artists such as Camila, Ricky Martin, Jordan Smith (The Voice), Alex Band (The Calling), Dariush, Chord Overstreet (Glee), Kamran & Hooman and many more. Teaching comes to Ulf naturally. With most of his family members being teachers, Ulf’s pursuit of a teaching career had always seemed an obvious choice. 

Madison Square Garden - NYC

Ulf performing with Camila and Ricky Martin - Latin Grammys 2014 Las Vegas

"Estadio Azteca" soccer stadium - Mexico City