I was first turned on to drumming in the 8th grade. My best friend had a kit at his house and I was immediately hooked. Being an avid music fan, I was able to teach myself how to play along to my favorite songs, especially Rush and Led Zeppelin.
I played in various bands while I was in college on the west coast, but nothing too serious as I was focused on graduating. Upon graduation, I continued playing casually. It wasn’t until I saw TOOL at Red Rocks (1998) that I decided to get serious. I was blown away by Danny Carey’s drumming! It inspired me to enroll at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA in 2000.
After graduating from Musician’s Institute Encore program, I was ready to start performing and teaching. To this day, I continue to play in various acts in the Denver/Boulder area. Along the way, I also spent a summer working at Doghouse Music Rock and Roll Camp in Louisville, CO.
Now in my eleventh year of teaching, I’m still at it and still love it!