Bruns is a keynote speaker on various music industry topics. He has spoken most recently to 124 students [remotely] at Miami University (Music Majors) in Ohio, and prior to that [in-person] at St. Petersburg College (Music Industry / Recording Arts majors) in Florida.


Bruns shares his knowledge of World Rhythms and Music Production with various music programs for High School through College levels.

Drumset Clinic at St. Petersburg College, Florida
Jazz Clinic at Dubreka College, Guinea.


Bruns joined the faculty of Campbell Hall (a private k-12 college prep school in Studio City, California) in 2004 where he is the creator of a three level Recording Arts & Production program, and founding director of two World Drumming Ensembles, and two Steel Bands.  Throughout his tenure he’s curated and helped to procure a world-class authentic instrument collection from various regions, and is the designer of their state-of-the-art recording studio.

World Music Concert Cast

Steel Bands

Djembe Drumming

Maracatu Drumming

Recording Arts Program


Bruns has held Artist Residencies for the City of L.A.’ s After School Arts Program  A Place Called Home, and USC’s Jazz Reach.

City of L.A.

City of L.A. Residency


Bruns has been providing private music instruction to students of all ages, skill levels and interests for 20+ years in the topics of drum set styles, rudimental drumming, music theory, composition, and music production.   To find out more go to the lessons website linked below.

Bruns-directed High School steel band's mosaic video during remote learning.[Watch Here!]