• Drum-Set
  • Snare Drum
  • Timpani
  • Bells
  • Xylophone
  • Marimba
  • Vibes
  • All Marching Percussion


  • Berklee College of Music


My wife Becky and I just recently moved here from Tennessee.  I spent the last 12 years teaching percussion in Nashville and prior to that, I taught 20 years in the Chicagoland area.   My experience teaching Adults, College Students, Middle school and High school students spans over 30 years. I truly love teaching.

I have been teaching private lessons for such a long time I feel I could teach anyone how to play a percussion instrument.  What I bring to my teaching is more than that. I teach discipline, motivation and respect with an emphasis on listening to my students and practicing patience with them.

I have taught many who have gone on to be band directors and performers at a very high level. A much larger percentage of my students have become engineers, doctors, entrepreneurs, factory supervisors, pastors, police, firefighters, and accountants.

Most students will see an improvement in their grades while studying with me.  My Junior High students have an easier time transitioning to High School and my High School students have an easier time transitioning to college because they have learned in our sessions how to be resourceful and solve problems on their own.

Students enjoy not only getting better on their instrument (which makes being in band more fun!) but also learning HOW to learn.