Jeff Beach: Playing for My Creator

Jeff BeachCurrently living and working in Atlanta, Jeff Beach is a professional drummer who is quickly becoming a first call for live performance, recording sessions, and educational clinics all over the country.

A graduate and former instructor of the Atlanta Institute of Music, Jeff has had the opportunity to share the stage with acts such as Maroon 5, Tonic, Ringo Starr, The Killers, George Thorogood, and many others.

 “God gave me this gift of drumming and I connect with Him as I play. Now instead of just connecting to the crowd, I connect up. I’m playing for my Creator.” ~Jeff Beach

Listen to Jeff’s Art as Worship interview on Empower Radio.

Jeff is active in praise and worship bands and works with a variety of churches in the greater Atlanta area including Dunwoody Community Church, The Village Church of Dunwoody, Lawrenceville Church of God, 12 Stone Church, Peachtree Presbyterian Church, Hope Chapel, Mt. Pisgah, Cross Pointe, Roswell United Methodist, and First Baptist Church of Atlanta.

He says, “I love the energy of the crowd when I am performing—whether it is a secular concert or a praise and worship service. In a worship setting, I’m able to help people who are in a special place at a special time get into that moment of worship.”

Tanani Church Choir

Tanani Church Choir

Owner of Atlanta Drum Lab located in Duluth GA, Jeff has been teaching privately for ten years. Using professional equipment and a classroom that is conducive to being creative, Jeff creates a program where both he and the student play and learn together.  It is Jeff’s desire to take a student’s interest in music and cultivate it into a passion that will transform both their life and the lives around them.

In addition to performing and teaching, Jeff is working on a project that combines the vocals of a 40-member African vocal choir with his percussion. When complete, the Tanani Church Choir project will help raise money to build a new church in their town of Xai Xai. Jeff arranged the recording session on his second mission trip to Mozambique and played drum rhythms with the singers. He says, “We just made music. I don’t speak their language and no one at the recording session spoke English. It was awesome to see it come together. We’ll see where God takes the project from here.”

emily's-ring-in-box-of- chocolatesVisit to find out more about Jeff and his work. His creativity finds expression in more than just his drumming and mixed media visual art. Check out DrumInk and his creative marriage proposal to his wife Emily.

Listen each Wednesday at 9am Eastern on Empower Radio to hear another artist’s story. Share your art and your comments on the Art as Worship Facebook page. Namaste!

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