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I am currently accepting students for one-on-one drum instruction.  Drum lessons are available online (via zoom) and face-to-face in a safe socially distanced environment. 

All levels are accepted (from beginner to advanced). 

Areas of study

  • Hand technique               

  • Foot technique

  • Independence

  • Reading music

  • Creating charts

  • Playing many styles of music

  • Music theory


  • MFA in jazz studies from UC Irvine

  • BFA in music composition from CSU Bakersfield

  • 30+ years experience as a professional musician

Teaching Experience

  • Music professor at Bakersfield College since 2013.

  • Music professor at Taft College since 2014.

  • Music professor at Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tn from 2007-2010.


  • $25 per 1/2 hour of instruction

  • $50 per 1 hour of instruction

Required Equipment

  • Drum set (for drum set instruction)

  • Practice pad

  • Sticks and brush sticks

  • A web cam and zoom application (online instruction)


If you are interested or would like more information, feel free to contact me here.

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