- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
When you sign up for your first lesson with me, my goal is to construct a plan that caters to your specific drumming interests. I highly encourage versatility and creativity in my students, and we will explore a wide range of subjects in the contemporary drumming world including hand and feet technique, groove and fill construction, different world styles, playing and recording along to music, and so much more!
I very much look forward to meeting you and starting our drumming journey together!
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 80 and special needs
- Teaching since:
I am a professional touring and recording drummer currently playing with the rock band Eyes On The Shore and several other projects and groups. I graduated from the Berklee College of Music in 2016 with a Bachelors degree in drum set performance.
I started my musical journey on the piano at 5 and picked up my first pair of drumsticks when I was 11. I quickly fell in love with the drums as an instrument and dedicated my life to mastering my craft behind the kit ever since. Notable past performances in my drumming journey have included two concerts at Carnegie Hall, the Walt Disney Concert Hall as the lead timpanist, the 2014 Progressive Nation At Sea festival hosted by Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater, the 2014 All Stars Tour, a special performance at the 2016 NAMM show, and SXSW 2016 with my band Eyes On The Shore.
My students tend to be wide-ranging in terms of both ages and skill levels. Beginning drummers can expect to develop a solid foundation on rock beats and fills while playing along to some of their favorite bands/artists and having fun doing it! We will also make sure you are playing with proper technique and staying fluid and relaxed as you get used to the motions required between your limbs.
Intermediate and advanced students will dive into the deep end as we explore a wide range of topics including linear drumming, jazz swing and improvisation, funk and latin grooves, drum soloing, double bass drumming, rudiments and snare drum solos, recording drums, and much more!
The most important aspects of teaching for me are to keep our lessons fun, exciting, and to never lose track of why we picked up this instrument in the first place. I am here to help you achieve your greatest drumming goals and look forward to working towards them together!
Saved By The 90s performs live music from the 1990s at parties and stages across the Bay Area and Northern California. The band is part of a large multi-band franchise under Semi-Charmed Life, LLC based in NYC
Original 5-piece rock band based out of the Bay Area. Notable past performances include SXSW, NAMM 2016, Live 105's BFD Festival, Popscene SF, Oysterfest SF. Recorded on the band's 2016 release "Maestranza" and currently producing new 2017 music.+ Read More
Provide MIDI programming services for drum parts through Superior Drummer as well as home studio session work for artists and singer-songwriters.
Moderntone Studios is a school for musicians specializing in instructional and recording services to students of all ages and skill levels. Currently employed as the primary drum teacher and produces drum videos and media for the school.
Oversaw sales in the drum section of the store. Maintained, cleaned, and tuned drums and other percussion accessories. Repair work services for percussion hardware.
Employed by the Berklee Community Affairs and Campus Engagement Department. Worked with the youth center’s Music Clubhouse students on upcoming performances, taught drum lessons to younger students at the facility on weekends.
Set up drums and equipment for performing drummers and teachers, managed the Berklee drum practice rooms, and performed tech services for visiting artists including Antonio Sanchez, Tony “Thunder” Smith, and Dennis Chambers.
Certified for outstanding academic achievement during the first 4 semesters of studying for my Bachelor's. 2012-2014