- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Package/Monthly prices available upon request, depending on individual circumstances.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
The first lesson is free. I will meet with any new student, and parent(s) if applicable, for a lesson "on the house" to assess approach and compatibility before agreeing to move forward with future lessons.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
I am a Drummer, Producer, Composer, Engineer, Studio Owner, and Teacher who has been living and working in New York City for the last 25 years. Originally from Loudoun County, VA, I was hired in 1995 to be part of the (then brand new) NYC cast of the Off-Broadway show STOMP, and I've worked on and off with the show ever since (primarily in it's lead role). In addition to thousands of shows at the Orpheum Theater in NYC, I visited 12 countries on 5 continents with STOMP, and starred in the DVD version of the stage show: "STOMP Live". Other STOMP highlights included a 1996 performance on the 68th Academy Awards, countless TV appearances worldwide, and the privilege of musically directing and choreographing STOMP's 2013 performance of "Cecilia" alongside Paul Simon on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon", which made Fallon's "Best Of Musical Performances". Since 1998, I have helped to run STOMP auditions and trained dozens of new cast members. In addition to my work with STOMP, I have also: Performed and/or recorded with: Beetroot (IMA Nominees), Mobb Deep, The Dan Band, Sasha Dobson (Norah Jones, Puss N Boots), Liminha (Os Mutantes, Gilberto Gil), Ivete Sangalo, Marivaldo Dos Santos (Fugees, Vinicius Cantuaria), Daevid Allen (Gong, Soft Machine), Brinae Ali (IMA Nominee), Two Dark Birds, Katy Steele, Candice Anitra, The Love Machine Project, and many more… Received a 4th annual Independent Music Awards nomination in the "Album Of The Year" and "Blues/R&B - Song" categories for the Beetroot album "13" and album single "Peel" respectively as writer, producer, and artist. Received a 14th annual Independent Music Awards nomination in the "EP - Urban" category for Brinae Ali's EP "Destination Forever - Vol. 1" as producer. Provided original music for the Atlantic Theater Company's Off-Broadway production of "Scarcity", written by Lucy Thurber and starring Jesse Eisenberg and Kristen Johnston. I recently launched the beat-making YouTube video series YUMMY SOUNDS with my son, Aubrey, and fellow longtime STOMP cast member John Sawicki. I also recently scored the Independent short film “Origami”, written and directed by Paul Burger and starring Aubrey Mills. I currently perform regularly with The Dan Band, Sasha Dobson, Candice Anitra, and Giant's Are Small's production of "Peter And The Wolf In Hollywood", for which I provided "Live Sound Effects (Foley) Sound Design”. I teach drums and percussion from my private studio in Park Slope, Brooklyn, as well as being an on staff instructor at Gowanus Music Club.