Owner & COO
Drums, Drum Theory, Songwriting and Artist Development
Chris Bates started playing drums in 2nd grade in both orchestra and the school jazz ensemble. He was in honor jazz band for years and played in marching band as well forming his first rock band in Middle School. He started teaching drums shortly thereafter and played drums in bands all through high school with Buckcherry frontman Josh Todd.
For many years, Chris has been electrifying crowds with his hard hitting power and deep driving bass drum grooves. He has played in many different bands over the years touring throughout California and performing in some of Hollywood’s most famed venues.
Chris and Co-Owner Tyler Marolf also host the Music Lesson Business Podcast “The Teacher Zone” with Chris and Tyler
- Owner & COO – Los Rios Rock School
- Founder & CEO – TeacherZone.com
- Board Member -Entrepreneurs Organization
- President – love and Service, Inc.
- Founder AgentMarketing.com
- 2014 Best Places to Work – Orange County Business Journal – August 2014
- 2014 Inc. 5000 – Ranked #4,782, #126 Real Estate Companies, #261 in Los Angeles overall.
- 2013 Inc. 5000 – Ranked #1418, #43 Real Estate Companies
- 2012 Inc. 500 – Ranked #378, #20 Business Products and Services
- 2011 Inc. 500 – Ranked #121, #12 in Software, #10 in Los Angeles overall.
- 1997-2007 – Broker/Owner Colorado and California Castles Real Estate Offices
- UCSC – B.A. Degree in Literature