I can relate to people well and I will inspire them to want to explore their own potential. I’ve been playing drums since I was 8 yrs old. I’ve been teaching since 1992. I have a BA in Music Education from Cal State Fullerton. I was snare captain in the Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps 1976-1979. I also teach drum line. I teach drum set and rudimental drumming. I apply rudimental snare drum technique to drum set to learn four way independence. I teach all styles from Led Zeppelin to Samba to jazz. I'll soon be offering "School of Rock" style classes in conjunction with other students and teachers.
I enjoy sharing my experience and knowledge of drums and music to all who are interested.
Inspiring students is like planting a seed and letting them grow to their desire.
I enjoy meeting new people
Very nice person! Very good teaching!
To start see where they’re at in their skills & abilities and go from there.
Basically, I work on; fundamentals and technique; basic music skills; reading music; four way independence on the drum set; then using all those skills in playing music, songs, compositions in whatever genre the student is interested.
Drum line drumming since 1972.
Velvet Knights Drum & Bugle Corps 1976-1979
Studied jazz drumming at MSAC with world renowned jazz trombonist, Ashley Alexander. Including drum lessons from David Garibaldi, Alex Acuns & Chad Wackerman.
BA Music Ed CSUF
DRUM SET with various bands including; shows at musical theater, show band drummer Princess Cruises, LED Zeppelin tribute, The LessMore Band (R&B), Mind Meld (prog rock), Lula & Afro Brazil (Samba), Pacific Jazz Quintet, various sessions with rock bands.
I started teaching marching drum line after I graduated from high school.