WHO I AM
I'm an accomplished professional drummer, university-trained music educator, former Buddhist monk, and a Psychology coach with a wide variety of international touring, and studio recording experiences in all kinds of drumming styles including Jazz, Hip Hop, Acid Jazz, Punk, Rock, Blast Beats, Country, Blues, Americana, and Funk, with a dedicated focus on Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, African, Reggae, and Ska rhythms.
I love teaching because connecting with my students and watching them overcome challenges as they develop the ability to express themselves musically is a really meaningful experience for us both. I like seeing them become stronger as they develop self-confidence and creative courage. Music is my life-long passion. I love learning and have repeatedly seen that cultivating the creative and artistic sensibilities involved in mastering an instrument is an invaluable experience that positively affects all aspects of a student's life.
A limited number of sliding scale rates are available - please feel free to ask.
Location: Online or Local Studio
Music Education Degree: University of Colorado Denver
1990 - 2012: Los Angeles Studio Musician
1990 - 2012: Internationally Touring Drummer
1999 - 2014: Full-Time Buddhist Meditation Teacher
2012 - Present: Studio and Live Performance Drummer
2022 - Present: Certified Wellness Psychology Coach
2023 - Present: Certified Grief & Loss Counselor