Instructor: Drums, Percussion – Cajon, Hand Drums – Djembe, Conga ect.
Styles: Rock, Funk, Jazz, Latin
Skill Level: Beginner and Intermediate
Influences: John Bonham , Buddy Rich, Steve Gorman, Jimmy Cobb, David Garibaldi, Ringo Starr, Keith Moon, Carl Beauford, Black Crows, Tower of Power, Herbie Hancock, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, Charles Mingus Big Band, Stevie Wonder

“I started playing drums in the school band but I really got serious about it when I heard a friend play the intro to Smells Like Teen Spirit – that was it.”

“I think my favourite musical memory would be playing at a Relay for Life event – all night long walking around the crowd playing.  All my jazz shows with ADHS jazz band and mastering the samba - it took me months.”

“If I had to pick my first love in style it would be a split between southern rock and funk R&B I guess they are connected.”

“My favourite songs would be Before These Crowded Streets by Dave Matthews Band, Big Swing Face – Buddy Rich and all of the 40th Anniversary Tower of Power.  That’s right now – it changes…”

“The most important thing I could tell a student is – it’s not a race.”

Studies at Carleton University
Played with a number of local bands
Currently with The Rhetorics