After my father introduced me to the drums, I started my journey to becoming a professional musician. I went through the school music programs and played with many different bands throughout high school and college. I graduated with a Bachelors in Jazz Performance from Arizona State University and I currently teach at Mesa Community College.
Mesa Community College
Most memorable Next-Level PerformanceWhen I was in college I had the opportunity to perform in front of Lewis Nash and Jeff Hamilton. The piece I was performing was "West Side Story" from the Buddy Rich Big Band. After having to perform for these two drumming heroes, I have never been worried about being nervous for a gig again!
What Drives Your Creativity?Helping students progress in their journey to become the best musician they can be.
Why do you choose Vic Firth?The Freestyle 5A is the most versatile stick I have ever used, no matter what situation I find myself in I can find the perfect position on the Freestyle.