A teaching method that fits almost any age and musical level. I have over 40 years of performing and teaching experience. I have a music studio with a lot of percussion instruments and drums. My lesson are grounded the the basics of percussion -

Rudiments - technique for speed and control

Reading - the literacy of music and time.

Rocking - playing songs and how to memorize.

I love giving away all the knowledge I have acquired over the years. I think it's fun to see people get to the next phase in their musical journey.

I offer some students a sliding scale. I work with many inner city kids and parents.


Serves Renton , WA

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    Finding their level of musicianship so I

    can tailor their lessons to them.

    Lesson from beggininer to advanced levels. 

    From basic rock to advanced Latin, jazz and funk. 

    Over 40 years as a professional musician. 

    My experience as a drummer as well as a

    band leader, music director, producer and songwriter. 

    $30 30 minutes 

    $60  60 minutes 

    $5-10 extra for lessons in your home. 


    $25 30 minutes 

    $55 60 minutes 

    Took over a fellow drummers students 30 years ago and loved it. So I started teaching at my home, a music school and a music store.

    Kids as young as 5 to adults in their 60s.

    I teach beginners to advanced drummer to to expand their knowledge.

    I worked  with many high and middle school students playing in jazz band, concert band and drum core.

    I have several inner city students and can offer a sliding scale. 

    I'm fond of the Grammys and the Ellington jazz competition for high school and collage bands in NYC. 

    They should be knowledgeable in all the concepts of how music works. 
    Do they teach in a music school or store. 
    What can they offer you at your level. 

    How much time they are willing to put in each day for practice. 
    What do they need for their lessons. 
    Why do they want to play drums. 

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