- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 12+
- Teaching since:
Growing up I played in numerous bands over the years in Las Vegas. I started touring with my own bands just before my final semester of high school and haven't stopped since. Throughout middle school and high school I was a staple member of the drum line. Playing everything from snare drum to bass, quads/quints, cymbals, and drum set. All while playing shows and festivals with my bands outside of school.
Since the start of my touring career and working for numerous production companies, I have played for and worked with artists such as This Romantic Tragedy (Tragic Hero Records Alumni), Survive This (Epitaph Records Alumni), Big and Rich, Gladys Knight, Rick Springfield, Distinguisher (Artery Global), Trey songs, T.I., Asia feat. John Payne, Robert Delong, and plenty more.
Currently I play for a band called A Friend, A Foe. We have two EPs out along with plenty of singles and are currently working on our first full length record. We have performed on festivals here in Las Vegas such as Las Rageous, Vans Warped Tour, Extreme Thing, and have toured the country only to keep touring more in hopes of going abroad. I am also a drum tech for a few different drummers and bands locally and touring.
Local and touring. Load in/out, build/teardown, soundcheck, tuning and maintenance
Gear transportation, load in/out, build/teardown, tuning and maintenance for all projects including Michael Cavanaugh, Paul Charles Band, and ASIA feat. John Payne
Load in/out, audio patching, backline build/teardown
Order prep, delivery, build/teardown, tech, maintenance
Full time drummer
Backline equipment rental, touring backline tech, driver (non CDL, DOT certified), instrument and a/v gear maintenance. Worked with artists such as Big Data, Michael Cavanaugh, Big N Rich, Gladys Knight, Gent De Zona, Steel Panther, Winger along with events for Google, Pandora, the Latin Grammys and more+ Read More
Mobile Stage setup, Outdoor festival production, stagehand, stage lighting, sound production, guest/artist services, ticket booth, maintenance, Inventory, customer service, runner
Extreme Thing, Las Vegas, NV, March 31, 2012, artist
Bury The Hatchet Tour Feat. Falling In Reverse (Epitaph Records), Escape The Fate (Epitaph Records), Chelsea Grin (Artery Recordings), February-March 2014, drum tech
Extreme Thing, Las Vegas, NV March 29, 2014, drum tech
The Air I breathe Farewell Tour (Rise Records, invogue records, tragic hero records), February-March 2013
This Romantic Tragedy headlining tour (tragic hero records, bullet tooth records), March 2013
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Very knowledgeable and patient. Definitely will work on your schedule and came prepared. Looking forward to my next lesson.
Highly recommended! Charlie is very patient and understanding. 5/5
Charlie is a master of nuance and a patient teacher.
Charlie is very knowledgeable and personal when it comes to the drums. He will break it all down in a way you can understand. Definitely a great drummer and instructor. You will not regret hiring him.
I have absolutely no rhythm. I’ve never played the drums before and Charlie still took his time to teach me. He’s super nice and willing to take the time to teach the little things. Highly recommended!
What can I say, the man knows what he’s doing and effectively teaches what one wishes to learn about behind the drum set. Always am skeptical when starting with a new instructor but Charlie has to by far be my favorite. He’s patient, wise, and relatable. I highly recommend him to anyone aspiring to learn the drums.+ Read More