Huntington Station, NY, 11746
Subjects Taught Drum
I was born on December 15, 1965. My father Al was a prominent drum teacher on long Island who taught hundreds of people throughout his career. My musical background started with going on jobs with my dad from the time I was five. I would always sit right behind his floor tom. He took me to almost every gig he did. I began sitting in as much as possible and played my first paying club date at nine years old. He entered me in the drum corps where I learned a lot about playing with other drummers and also entered me in various drum competitions. I came in first place in the state for the Louie Bellson National Drum Contest when I was 11 but failed miserably when my sight reading was not good enough to get me to the next level. I worked real hard to get my reading up to par after that.
I received full scholarships to Berklee College of Music in Boston, North Texas State University and Miami and chose to attend North Texas. After only one semester I became home sick because I wanted...