I am Bryan Bogue. I grew up in Tacoma, Washington. I have a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Eastern Washington University, Teaching Certification from Whitworth University and a Master of Arts in Music Education/Percussion Performance from the University of Washington. My first instrument was the piano at age 8. When I was 10 I started playing the drums. I have been playing in orchestras since age 11 beginning with the Tacoma Junior Symphony. I have always been inspired by the great orchestral composers, particularly from the Impressionistic Period. Composers like Debussy and Ravel have lead me to my interest in Jazz and artists like Gary Burton, Cal Tjader and David Samuels; all great Vibraphonists.
When I am not playing in the Spokane Symphony I am teaching instrumental music at Salk Middle School in Spokane and teaching as an adjunct professor at Whitworth University. I love to travel and was able to combine that love with teaching in 2011-12 when my wife and I moved to Chiang Mai, Thailand where I taught music at Payap University and my wife, who is Thai, volunteered working with women saved from human trafficking.
Photography and writing and recording music are things I love to do when I have spare time.
Spokane is a great place to live and work. I especially enjoy being here because our 3 children and 6 grand children are still living here.