Doug Byrkit

guitar / drums / songwriting instructor and producer


Doug Byrkit is a St. Louis Native. He brings to Rhythm Studio a wealth of experience and impressive education. He is a professional bassist, guitarist, and vocalist and also teaches percussion. Along with those impressive talents, he is an award-winning songwriter.


Doug graduated from Lindenwood University with a BA in Music Performance then continued his education graduating in 2009 from SIUE with a Masters degree in Music Performance. He currently teaches at four Saint Louis area colleges and universities. His extensive experience in music education and performance has offered him the opportunity to become well known as an active member of the Saint Louis area music community for several years as a performer.


Doug is not only a teacher and performer, he is the co-founder of the band ODDSLANE, a rock/pop group with outstanding recognition. Doug acts as the band's primary songwriter. Their credits include features on The Discovery Channel, MTV, A&E, E, Oxygen and OWN Networks as well as several indie film projects. In addition, Doug recently received an ASCAP Plus Award for achievements in songwriting for 2012.


See Doug’s interview for his ASCAP PLUS Songwriter Award.

Clearly, Doug possesses the experience and quality that more than lives up to the high standards Rhythm Studio requires in all of their instructors.