- Teaches students:
- Ages 8 to 80 and special needs
- Teaching since:
- August 2010
Greetings! I have a passion for drumming and teaching drums. I started on the practice pad in 5th grade eventually moving up to the drum set in junior high. I played in many ensembles in high school and college from concert band, choral, marching band, winds, and jazz bands. I was always in a leadership position for percussion in these groups. I found early on that I really enjoyed not only performing, but also showing others how to obtain skills in drumming. I guess my instructors saw that in me as well.
I currently perform with various artists from Seattle to Los Angeles to Nashville and right here in Central Oregon. When I am not performing, I am doing another thing that I love. I teach and head the percussion department at Cascade School of Music in Bend Oregon.
I am excited at the opportunity to work with you on your journey as a musician. This can be fun and inspiring for us both.
*** Studio Equipment ***
For online lessons, I offer lessons using my Roland TD10 electronic drum kit and my custom made acoustic kit. I also have an assortment of hand percussion.
*** What you need for online lessons ***
Practice pad and/or drum set
High speed Internet connection
Phone/tablet mount or computer with camera at proper angle for online lessons
I teach classes and private lessons to kids and adults. My students learn how to read percussion and drum set music, learn to play their favorite songs, learn how to play rock, jazz, reggae, Latin, funk, and others, learn cool stick tricks and perform for an audience.Show More