Professional Resumé

I have 24 years of performance experience. My goals are to perform in a professional environment and to make a living doing what I am passionate about. I am proficient in all styles and percussion instruments, specializing in drum kit. I am able to read and write percussion charts. I am available for in-home, private lessons in the Detroit and Nashville area. I have provided session work for multiple artists. I love having fun on stage and enjoy making my bandmates and crowds happy while performing. After all, what are you up there for if you are not having fun, right?

 

Performance Experience

Performed with various groups while attending Eastern Michigan University (1998-2000) including:
  • Percussion Ensemble
  • Symphonic Band
  • Basketball Pep Band
  • Marching Band (snare)
Various pit orchestras in community theaters for plays including:
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
  • Godspell
  • Hello Dolly
  • The Sound of Music
  • Once upon a Mattress
Performed with various bands and artists, most notably:
  • Whitey Morgan and the 78s
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor
  • Laura Rain and the Caesars
  • Universal Temple of Divine Power
  • Bury your Burden
  • Los Vikings del Muerto
  • Black Irish
  • Jim McCarty and Mystery Train
  • Thornetta Davis
  • Erich Goebel
  • Joey Spina
  • Tony Martinez
  • George Shingleton
  • Larry McCray
  • Jackson Frederick Smith
  • Bobby Murray (Etta James)
  • Mississippi Heat
  • James Montgomery
  • Michael Hayes
  • Dave Pahanish
  • Clark Paterson
6  years touring experience in the U.S. and Europe with:
  • Whitey Morgan and the 78s
  • Joanne Shaw Taylor
  • Laura Rain & the Caesars
  • Clark Paterson
 

Teaching Experience

JFK H.S., Taylor MI – 3 years teaching and composing high school marching percussion
Marshall Music Co., Allen Park MI – 2 years private lessons

In-home private lessons – 10 years