Josh Mellinger

Multi-Instrumental Percussionist

About Me

Hello! I'm Josh Mellinger. 
Performer, Recording Artist and Teacher.


I am a multi-instrumental professional percussionist based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I graduated in Percussion Performance BFA at the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia, California, and have been studying Percussion for over 18 years. I currently perform with several groups in the San Francisco Bay Area, teach percussion lessons, and study Tabla with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College of Music in San Rafael. As a multi-instrumental percussionist, I am able to competently and comfortably play a variety of drums bringing to each project I collaborate in the precise sound it needs. Click here to learn about the different drums I can play.

I received my BFA in Percussion Performance in 2010. During my time at CalArts, I was involved in various performing ensembles at CalArts including the Percussion ensemble, World Percussion ensemble, Tabla ensemble, North Indian ensemble, African ensemble, both Javenese and Balinese Gamelans, the Chamber Orchestra, and the New Century Players ensemble. While at CalArts, I studied under the guidance of Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri, Randy Gloss, Houman Pourmehdi and David Johnson. I also studied Percussion at Interlochen Arts Academy while in High School, and performed with the Michigan Ambassadors of Music in 2004.