Murfreesboro, TN, 37129
Subjects Taught Drum, Percussion
Hello! My name is Rafe (rhymes with safe) and I'm a drummer and drum teacher in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
My wife, two teenagers and two dogs and I have lived in Murfreesboro since 2006. Prior to that I lived in Nashville after moving here from Atlanta in 2001.
I come from a long line of singer/songwriters and working musicians. I've been playing drums and percussion since elementary school. My first real drum hero was Peter Criss of KISS!
During and after high school I developed the reading and coordination skills to move from marching and orchestral percussion into drumset playing. Along the way I've had the good fortune of knowing and being mentored by some very worthy and accomplished teachers, most notably Jack Dukes of Atlanta, GA who was an early graduate of Musician's Institute and himself a protege of the great Joe Porcaro.
I've performed live and recorded in several mainstream genres including Southern gospel, rock, pop and folk, mainly on the regional...