I have been endorsing Vic Firth since 1999. Originally from Hanover Park Illinois, I achieved a Bachelor degree in music from Northern Illinois University, where I studied jazz and percussion. After college I played in show bands for American Hawaii, Norwegian, Crystal and Holland America cruise lines. I moved to Denver Colorado in 1996 where I play and teach privately. I have written articles and transcriptions for Modern Drummer Magazine, owned a large music school from 2000-2016, and currently teach privately from my home studio in Littleton, Colorado.
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceBecoming a clinician and performing drum clinics for Vic Firth. It really refined my playing!
What Drives Your Creativity?Great drummers playing with great artists, as well as other musicians playing creative music.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?I choose Vic Firth because it is the very best. A company that continues to innovate and truly cares about the musicians who use their product.