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I've been an educator for over 25 years. I have also toured and recorded with trendsetters in the music industry such as Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Wayne Shorter, Steve Coleman, Meshell Ndegeocello, Dapp Theory, Garaj Mahal, Shawn Lane and others . My credits are listed on Wikipedia and I also host my online lessons website I have conducted workshops at Berklee College of Music, USD, USC, Oberlin Conservatory, Kimmel Center, Univ of Chicago, Cal Arts, and others. I educate beginners, intermediate, and professional drummers of all ages. You can check out my videos on YouTube!

Seeing every student excel at every lesson.

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Kensington, MD 20895
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

I find out what interests them about the drums and music and create a regiment designed for that individual. I then demonstrate and playalong to begin the first lesson. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been musician all of my life. I am a visiting artists of many schools with music programs. I have toured and recorded with industry legends and I currently conduct workshops and clinics worldwide for 25 years. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I develop lessons that help the student with ear training, memory, sight reading and technique.

How did you get started teaching?

I have been approached my many people over the years requesting lessons. 

What types of students have you worked with?

All types from all backgrounds, ages and professions. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

My last tour of Europe with Steve Coleman and Five Elements Europe 2017. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

While learning, have fun and protect your passion for the instrument. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why do I want to learn the instrument? What music should I listen to? Where do I go for inspiration? Where do I see myself 5 years from now?