I started playing drums at the age of 8. My playing experience began in church. I participated in the marching, concert, and jazz bands in middle and high school. By the time I had reached the age of 17, I began playing drums professionally when I was offered the opportunity to play for Dove Award-winning, Grammy nominated Southern Gospel group The Martins. After high school, I went on to study music at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway, Arkansas on a music scholarship.
I relocated to Atlanta, Georgia to attend the Atlanta Institute of Music. After graduating from AIM, I began teaching privately and playing with various artists/groups around town. The summer of 2011, I embarked upon the “opportunity of a lifetime” to tour with 2x Grammy Award-winning Hip-Hop group Arrested Development in Europe. From there, I toured with the group in Japan, New Zealand, Dubai, and Qatar.
• Coordinated Class Schedule
o Schedule initial class times via email and/or telephone correspondence
o Use teacher roster to monitor student attendance
o Rectify any scheduling conflicts through scheduling “make-ups” or rescheduling class
• Established and Executed Class Curriculum
o Assess student upon enrollment
o Teach curriculum established based on student initial assessment and assign weekly assignments
• Performed Student Evaluations
o Monitor student progress weekly and monthly, make recommendations, and establish new short term and long term goals