Virtual drum lessons with
Berklee College of Music graduate with a degree in drum set performance
My journey as a drummer began in 2008 when my family got the video game Rock Band. As soon as my dad opened the box, I was immediately drawn to the drums and after a year of shedding the game, I could play Tom Sawyer on the expert level. At that point, my mom decided it was time to buy a real drum set.
After many years of learning songs, and working on different styles / techniques with my incredible drum teacher Paul Barrie, I went on to earn a Bachelor's Degree in Drum Set Performance from Berklee College of Music. While I was there, I joined my band Groundlift, and was fortunate enough to study with some of the greatest teachers on the planet. Some of which include: Henrique de Almeida, Dave DiCenso, and Jackie Santos.
I have a lot of experience performing live and in the studio with my band as well as other artists. In November of 2021, I was chosen as the drummer for the official My Hero Academia Concert with the Video Game Orchestra at the Javits Center in NYC. The event sold out all 2200 tickets in 9 minutes. The following month, Groundlift flew to California to record an EP with legendary record producer, Steve Evetts. We are now booking shows and making a plan for release.
I have been playing drums for most of my life, and after studying with so many amazing teachers, and playing with so many incredible musicians, I feel that I have valuable insight into the music industry, and I am ready to pass on my knowledge to many more!
WHAT CAN WE WORK ON?
Reading & Transcribing
Anything Related to Drumming!
HOW IT WORKS:
When you contact me, we will pick a day / time that works best for both of us to meet weekly on Skype. During the first lesson we will talk about what your goals are and what your experience is as a drummer. I will use that information to create a plan to help you reach your goals. All you will need for the lessons is a computer with a webcam, a drum set / practice pad, headphones, and an account on Skype. Please feel free to reach out with any questions!
$35 per 30 minute lesson
$50 per 60 minute lesson