Miami, FL, 33133
Subjects Taught Drum, Guitar, Music Recording
I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana. My drumming began around age five with toy drums and Mom’s pot lids (cymbals)—which were precariously held up by cardboard paper towel cores. The next step was a snare drum followed by a drum set at age ten. During that time I was taking drum lessons and playing along with records. Before I got in my first band I picked up the guitar and for a while almost forgot about the drums on the other side of the room.
During my teens my tastes in music veered toward progressive rock and I began listening to classical. Because of that experience (which is on-going) my approach and philosophy is quite broad. I appreciate the simple as well as the complex. I appreciate great drummers, but also great music. My philosophy about drumming, simply stated, is that technique by itself isn’t a substitute for musicality.
As a drummer I spent many years playing what’s called “cover music.” I played pop, rock, country, jazz, standards....