I was born and raised in Decatur, IL and music has been apart of my life since day one. I started playing the drums at age 9 and since then, I have been developing the skills and knowledge to become a professional musician. I want to be able to spread this knowledge to my students so that they can make their dreams come true. Wether you want to learn Rock, Jazz, Latin, etc.. I can teach you all styles of music to make you a well rounded musician.
In 2012, I graduated from Millikin University as a Commercial Music Major. Millikin University taught me many ways of being a professional live and studio musician. I have enjoyed playing in groups of a variety of different genres, such as Jazz, Indie, Pop, Country, Rock, etc. These are the genres I would be teaching my students to make them great musicians not only in a live performance setting but in the studio as well.
*** Lesson Details ***
FUN is my word of choice when it comes to teaching. When I'm your teacher, my goal will be for you to learn as much as you can while still enjoying yourself. I will have you play along with recordings and learn how to play professionally. You will learn basic grooves that will work for a lot of different genres.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Drum set, snare drum etc..
*** Specialties ***
Being able to teach and play any style is my specialty. Jazz and Rock are my main influences but, learning all other genres has made me become a more well rounded musician live and in the studio.