- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
I offer a free trial lesson with no strings attached, so that we can make sure we're a good fit for each other without any risk. Beyond that, I have been teaching long enough that it's easy for me to identify a student's learning style and I can adapt my teaching style to fit that. Finding unique ways to explain concepts so it will make sense to an individual is one of my favorite aspects about teaching!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I have been playing drums since I was nine years old, starting in school bands. I played in marching band for four years in high school and was the section leader of the drumline for two years. In college, I studied jazz and played in big bands and jazz combos in addition to learning orchestral percussion such as marimba, vibraphone, timpani, etc. While in college, I formed a pop/hip-hop band of my own that began selling out theaters and touring in my junior year. Since college, I have gained a tremendous amount of real-world experience in touring and performing with several major label acts.
- What types of customers have you worked with?
All types! I've taught students from ages 6-65 and every experience level. Whether you're picking up an instrument for the first time or trying to get your skills to a professional level, I can help!