Musician Teacher Producer
A great drummer can be measured from an explosive personality to an undivided attention to detail. I play a multitude of styles and I've worked with various performance groups. I have played international festivals and frequently the "walk into the room and make it happen" recording sessions. I studied jazz while studying under John Bryant at SMU. I play and record with local singer-songwriters and I even spent a short-while playing with a celtic rock band. Currently, I play for jazz dance classes at SMU.
I am a long-time marimba player turned vibist under the direction of former teacher, Ed Smith. I played with the World Music Ensemble for a number of years learning a range of melodies and styles. I have some jazz experience, and I continue to add to it daily. I don't discriminate, I also play the electric counterpart to the vibraphone, the malletkat. With a vast setup, I have almost any sound at my disposal, looper included. More recently, I have been adapting my playing for the piano to provide music for SMU's modern dance classes.
Versatility is a word that has always been important to me as a musician. I play a large variety of percussion instruments ranging from classical to world. I have worked in a variety of styles, with bands that play world music, irish music, folk music, and even country music. Learning western classical music became a staple in my ability to learn new instruments and explore new styles of music. Currently, I'm performing with The Obscure Dignitaries