What makes you love this?
I believe that drumming is a universal practice for joy, health, communication and discipline available for anybody...any age...any brain...any body.
I enjoy helping other people find the groove within them, strive to improve, and adapt their drumming regimen to make "the work" of drum practice feel more like the "play" of sport and meditation ... fun, free, and refreshing
What's the neatest thing you've done in this field?
Students' music focuses on rock, punk, and blues, always supplemented with some practice on building hand control through Swiss rudiments and Moeller techniques.
I have been able to bolster my practice as a music teacher with my training in research psychology and in college instruction; using intake interviews, in addition to setting goals and testing literacy (for drum notation) I survey the applicant's learning style, and tailor my lessons, assignments, and pacing to this assessment.
What's the coolest thing you helped a client do?
7+ years teaching college-level creative and performance technology as a professor in multiple Philadelphia institutions:
- Temple University: Boyer college of Music and Dance
- Drexel University: Westphal college of media
- Art Institute of Philadelphia: Audio Production program
Drumming for over 25 years.
Performed acoustic and/or electronic drums on over 12 recordings
Rehearsed and performed local or touring in over 10 bands.