Lesson Feesfrom $50.00 / 30 Minutes
I'm an Oakland, CA native and have been playing the drumset for 20 years. I'm incredibly passionate about it and love what I do. Currently I'm part of numerous original music projects as well as freelancing and teaching. I've toured the U.S. and internationally playing Jazz, Rock, and tons of orignal music. I was one of the recipients of the Jazz Search West award in 2011 and have also been recognized by the Reno Jazz Festival for outstanding musicianship.
As a teacher I really like to focus on the individual student I'm teaching and cater to their needs and interests. For young people starting out I have an incremental series of steps and lessons I usually go through. For more advanced players or people with previous experience I'm really just happy to help them with their goals and that tends to involve catering the lesson structure to their needs. Whether someones looking to increase their speed fluidity, coordination, overall musicianship, knowledge of polyrhythm and time signatures, I'm happy to help.
Faculty member and clinician at the California Jazz Conservatory
Clinician for local public high schools and middle schools
Private teacher for over 10 years
A funky Primer by Charles Dowd
Syncopation by Ted Reed
Various rudimental texts