I use many methods. I do not believe in one size fits all. I will mold what we do to your learning styles.
I am an educator of musicians. All levels. Vast experience in all areas of percussion as well as acoustic guitar and music theory. twenty five years teaching experience. 100s of students taught many go on to play professionally all go on to enjoy playing music.
24 hour notice on cancellations, Makeups at the discretion of the instructor. Mileage fee added for more than 30 miles from my home.
Teacher / Professional with a wealth of hands on experience, teaching and performance, in all areas of percussion. Talent for maximizing the skills and abilities of students to achieve their highest possible level of proficiency. Demonstrated ability to adapt to various learning styles and techniques.
Areas of Expertise
Orchestral Percussion – Mallet Percussion – Drum Set – Marching Percussion – Hand Percussion
Nashville Music Industry 1995 – present
19 years working as a freelance musician in Nashville TN. Recording, touring, music director, road manager, for various artists at all levels. (see discography and live credits)
Cross Point Community Church 2007 – 2011
Musical Director Dickson Campus: Recruited, trained and coordinated volunteers for all areas of the campus music ministry. Directed and organized weekend services.
Harpeth High School / Kingston Springs TN 1996 – 2009
Percussion Specialist: Director, arranger, and instructor for Harpeth Band of Blue and Harpeth Indoor Percussion. 9 time TN AA State Champions Marching, 3 Time TN indoor State Champion. WGI Regional Champion and World Finalist.
Percussion Ensemble Instructor: Harpeth Middle and High School.
Taught beginning, middle and advanced percussion ensembles. Took students from “This is a drum stick” to Grade 6 literature during their 7 years in the program. This was done during class instruction time on the average of three days per week.
Private Percussion Studio 1996 - present
18 years maintaining a private instruction studio. Instruction includes students of all ages and all levels. Cover all areas of percussion with an emphasis placed on audition preparation at the professional and collegiate levels. Many of the students have continued on in percussion at the collegiate and professional level. They represent a wide range of fields including studio and touring musicians, DCI and WGI World Class competitors, music educators as well as careers within the music industry.
James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA
Bachelor of Music in Music Industry, Percussion Concentration Studied Under
Bill Rice, T. Howard Curtis, Glenn Caruba, James Campbell, Marty Hurley, Marlon Foster and Jim Hines.
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