You KNOW you have a DRUMMER on your hands when he or she is constantly air-drumming, tapping with their hands and feet, and is completely obsessed with music.
Since age ten, that has been my story! And, for nearly fifteen years I have been mentoring drumming students, young and old, sharing an undying passion for learning and expressing through instrument.
If playing and creating your own songs, rhythms and exploring new sounds is your thing, then I am your guy! If you are ready to have the best time while being challenged to develop your skills then don't hesitate to book your first lesson appointment with me!
I have had the pleasure of traveling the planet as a teacher and performer with world-class musicians. As an artist (with Edison Glass among many others), I have enjoyed recording albums in New York, Los Angeles, and Nashville.
These days I am working with many independent artists and sync licensing professionals including Shelly Fairchild, Emily Elgin among others and have just joined a band called Iron Range. I'm also taking on many recording projects in my home studio!
As a life long learner, I have studied with some of the greats including Chester Thompson (Genesis, Frank Zappa), Dom Famularo (global clinician), Pete Abbott (Average White Band), and Frank Mediate.
Some of my endorsements include Pearl Drums, Vic Firth sticks, Evans Drum Heads, SKB Cases and Westone In Ears.
Our experience with Joe was fantastic! Not only is Joe a talented musician himself, but he was wonderful in sharing his talent so my son in turn experienced the joy of music. Joe was an inspiration to my son and professionally a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend Joe!!
Our experience with Joe was fantastic! We loved him as a teacher because he was both an inspiration to our son and professionally a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend!
First, I like to simply get to know them. I'll ask them a few questions about who they are to establish a bit of a personal connection. Then I move closer to my curiosities about their musical background, then further into their specific interests, goals, and dreams around drumming. When I've gathered enough about who the student is as a person, as well as what they are after as a student of drumming, I can then form a unique and exciting lesson plan which will best engage them in the learning process.