I am a 35-year-old drummer based out of Lexington, KY. I had my first drum lessons at the age of 4 at Carl’s Music in Lexington and have been drumming ever since.
I have studied drum set and percussion with Greg Strouse, Jim Leslie, Dave Farris, and Paul Deatherage. I have also studied guitar (Don Hicks, Jack Broad, Ben Lacy), bass (Eddie Brookshire), and voice (Lee Hoffman, Meg Stohlman).
Throughout my career, I’ve been fortunate to play with many great musicians. I’ve shared the stage with Grammy-winning and former SNL trumpeter Graham Breedlove, Emmy-winning bass player/producer Eric Suttman, saxophonist Bobby Streng, Christian recording artist Sarah Bauer, vocalist Dawn DeKrell, singer/songwriter Jonathan Webb, singer/comedian Tom Cool, and blues guitarist DJ Rice.
I also love musical theater and have been involved in the production of the following shows:
1998 – Bye Bye Birdie, Tates Creek High School (student), guitar and drum set
2000 – Little Shop of Horrors, Tates Creek High School (student), drum set
2001 – Hello Dolly, University of Dayton (student), guitar
2002 – Guys and Dolls, University of Dayton (student), drum set
2003 – Godspell, University of Dayton (student, McGinnis Center), drum set
2004 – Bat Boy, University of Dayton (student, black box production), drum set and orchestra director
2010 – 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Woodford Theatre, drum set
2011 – 1776, Woodford Theatre, drum set
2011 – Little Shop of Horrors, Tates Creek High School, drum set
2011 – Scrooge, Woodford Theatre, drum set
2012 – Songs for a New World, Tates Creek High School, drum set
2012 – Legally Blond, Kentucky Conservatory Theater, drum set
2013 – Cinderella, Tates Creek High School, percussion
2013 – The Secret Garden, Woodford Theatre, percussion
2013 – 9 to 5, Woodford Theatre, guitar
2014 – Pippin, Tates Creek High School, drum set
2014 – Honkey Tonk Angels, Studio Players, guitar
2015 – Grease, Tates Creek High School, drum set
2015 – Return to the Forbidden Planet, Woodford Theater Young Arts, drum set
2015 – LoveMusik, Bluegrass Opera, drum set
2016 – Clue: The Musical, Studio Players, drum set
2017 – The Duke, The Music, The Women, Woodford Theatre, drum set
2017 – 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Studio Players, drum set
Lessons are canceled today at the Drum Center on account of the weather. Stay safe!
Some days the hardest part of teaching drum lessons is going along with elf on the shelf stories.