A musician with 17 years of playing experience and 11 years of instructing experience, I am starkly passionate about sharing my love for percussion with as many as possible!
Receiving a Bachelors in Music Performance and Education from the University of Anchorage, Alaska along with two Dean's List awards, I have also studied at the Seattle Drum School and have personally been invited to perform and talk for the Power Chord Academy Rock Camp for kids, as well as appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live, MTVU’s The Dean’s List, and the 2008 MTV Campus Invasion Tour.
I have studied with many artists, including Stanton Moore, Jason McGerr, John Scofield, and currently a student of Mark Guiliana.
*** Lesson Details ***
"Be a musician, not a drummer." I will never forget this advice Jojo Mayer gave me years back. Sure, I can teach you some slick rock beats and pocket grooves, but learning how to APPROACH the kit under particular contexts will take you so much further in your musical career! My teaching style is paced and relaxed and we'll be in a big comfortable rehearsal space conveniently located in TriBeCa, or in my in-home studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn. We play. We listen. We have fun. So kick off your shoes and let's get working!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Gretsch Renown Maple kit. Assortment of Sabian and Zildjian cymbals, along with many auxiliary percussive and melodic toys.
*** Specialties ***
Stick control, syncopation, brush work, independence and linear exercises and technique, covering many styles including jazz, funk, rock and R&B.