About Jaleel Faulk
Jaleel Faulk is a Drum-Set principle and a Professional Music Major at Berklee College Of Music in Boston, MA. Though Jaleel was born as a true native of South Carolina, growing up in a military home led his family to move around quite a bit during his childhood. Influenced by various genres such as Gospel, R&B, Soul, Hip-Hop, Fusion, Country, Rock, and Funk, Jaleel has a wide array of musical experience thanks to his family background. He quickly began playing in different venues in the surrounding cities all over the United States from as young as 5 years old. This experience enabled him to discover his own voice and feel on the drum set.
Throughout high school, Jaleel garnered experience marching in a corps style band program, which gave him a foundation on the classical side of drumming. Jaleel also has experience in musical directing, producing, composing and songwriting and managing his own production team, Upper Echelon. Upper Echelon is a conglomerate of seasoned, well-versed musicians, and creative minds geared towards providing the audience with the most authentic musical experience possible, blending real instruments and electronic music to appeal to both the classic listener and the modern music industry lover. Jaleel enjoys incorporating his experiences and musical background into his teaching style, covering a wide array of fundamentals and musicality in each lesson.