The following is a brief summary of key points about my drumming and teaching background.
As a drummer and drum teacher, I…
…have played professional drums within rock, jazz, and musical theatre.
…have toured extensively, performing in 39 states plus a handful of overseas locations.
…studied drumming with 22 different teachers. About half of them were long-term mentors of mine.
…had the rare privilege of studying directly with students of both Billy Gladstone and Sanford Moeller.
…have been teaching drum lessons since 1996 (first in NYC and then online via Skype and Zoom).
…have been one of the world’s leading private drum instructors since 2001.
…have taught over 15,400 lessons…and counting!
…have taught over 600 individual private students…and counting!
…have written educational drumming articles that have been published in Modern Drummer magazine.
…released an instructional drum DVD in 2005 that has received praise from numerous drumming greats, including Steve Smith, David Garibaldi, and others.
…was contacted in 2005 by one of the world’s most famous rock drummers so that I could help him to improve his foot technique.
…have developed a unique teaching approach that is unusually effective, unusually thorough, and unusually fun!
…strive to bolster my students’ passion for drumming while helping them to develop the skills and the confidence to express their own musical creativity.
…love drumming, and therefore, my students end up loving drumming as well!