I began my drumming journey in 1998, when I received a pair of drumsticks from my aunt for Christmas. After I had proved to my parents my commitment by ruthlessly beating their couch every day, they signed me up for 5th grade band, with private drum lessons soon to follow.
I started my first band in the 8th grade and played with them up until my senior year of high school. After high school I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. I was fortunate to be able to study with many world-class drummers and educators, and to play in bands with other musicians who felt the same way about music that I did. I majored in Professional Music with a concentration in Performance and Private Studio Teaching, and I graduated with a BA in 2011.
I began teaching professionally after I graduated, as well as pursuing projects that excited and pushed me. The most notable of those was a metal band called Numbers and an indie folk/pop band called Hey Marseilles. I appear on Numbers' self-titled EP as well as their full-length album "Three," and I appear on Hey Marseilles' debut full-length album "To Travels & Trunks." I also spent part of 2016 touring the country with Hey Marseilles.
In 2017 my wife and I decided to move to San Diego, and here we are.
Some other things you should know about me:
Currently, my favorite drummers are (in no particular order): Travis Barker, Gil Sharone, Josh Freese, Carter Beauford, Dave DiCenso, Mike Johnston, and Jose Pasillas.
My favorite bands/albums currently are "Partycrasher" and "Career Suicide" by A Wilhelm Scream, Blink-182 (with Travis drumming), Box Car Racer, Goldfinger's album "The Knife," Incubus, Against Me!, "Concrete and Gold" by the Foo Fighters, Finch's album "Say Hello To Sunshine," Tribal Seeds, Bob Marley, and Dave Matthews Band.