Atlanta, GA, 30307
Subjects Taught Drum, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Acting
I first realized I wanted to be a drummer when I was listening to Rush with my older brother. We were already rocking out with a collection of shoeboxes out on the floor as a makeshift drum kit, and then the ultimate drumming song came on- Tom Sawyer!
I wanted to learn how to do what I heard Neil Peart doing. Fortunately, I had parents who were nice enough to buy me a drum kit (and nice enough to put up with the noise!). I first started on a cheap, beginners set, and then I eventually welcomed a nice 5-piece set of Pearl drums at the age of 11.
Since then I have been playing in various bands, both in school and in garages/basements. I have also done a lot of theater, which has given me the opportunity to network and find work as a popular musician/composer for local musicals around town.
In High School (Pope) I studied with David Starnes, where I played in marching band, concert band, and I was lucky to be able to play in a Steel Drum Ensemble. Then, I went to Middle...