Ruben Steijn, a native of Nienburg, Germany, has been studying the drums since the age of four. From 2006 to 2007, he studied at the Los Angeles Music Academy and in 2011, Mr. Steijn earned his Bachelor of Music from the Conservatory of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. With a full scholarship courtesy the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) he earned his master’s degree at Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with John Riley. Mr. Steijn has a long history of teaching students from all levels in his private studio as well as in music schools in the Netherlands and United States. He has been a drum teacher at the MSM Sunday teaching program since 2013. Ruben Steijn has performed at most of the biggest jazz and pop festivals in the Netherlands and can be heard on several major recordings such as Giovanca Ostiana and Roos Jonker.