Fotis Yiannopoulos was born and raised in Greece. He studied in Los Angeles College Of Music in California
with professional drummers such as Ralph Humphrey (Frank Zappa,American Idol, movies), Joe Porcaro (Frank Sinatra, Madonna),Â Mike Packer (Cirque de Soleil), Mike Shapiro (Airto Moreira,Al Jarreau), Tony Inzalaco (Buddy Rich, Maynard Ferguson),Â Mark Schulman (Pink), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Aaron Serfaty(Arturo Sandoval), Bruce Becker (Pat Metheny), Sherman Ferguson(Dizzy G.), Jerry Steinholtz (Lee Ritenour), Emil Richards, Cliff Almond(Michel Camilo), Toss Panos (Steve Vai), Casey Scheuerell(Gino Vanelli, Jean-Luc Ponty), Billy Hunting (Frank Zappa).
He also received a scholarship from Berklee College of music.Â He took private lessons from hand technique experts Freddy Gruber,Jim Chapin, Joe Morello and Jojo Mayer.
Fotis is a working professional drummer and teacher. He has toured the U.S, Europe, Australia, Africa and more withÂ a wide variety of Greek artists. He is the owner of Drummania Drum School. He has released the DVD â€œStick Worksâ€ about hand technique.
He has also authored the book “Drum Works” (Nakas Publishing)
Fotis Yiannopoulos is endorser of: Istanbul Agop Cymbals,
Contact Fotis: email@example.com
Visit Drummania Drums Institute: www.drummania.eu