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“I am a professional drummer located in Asheville, North Carolina. My week usually consists of teaching at Music Academy Asheville while playing with different groups. Along with teaching and drumming during the week, I serve at my local church, Pole Creek Baptist, in Candler, North Carolina. I received a Bachelors in Music from UNC Chapel in 2000. I have really enjoyed performing with different bands ranging from Praise and Worship to Metal and everything in between. In my free time, I enjoy mountain biking, BBQing, fishing, and of course hanging out with my three dogs.”


Music Academy Asheville an awesome studio to teach drums!  My studio is equipped with two drum sets, two sets of listening earphones, two practice pads, a guitar, and a metronome. I encourage my students to set up a foundation through sight-reading and rudimentary work that will correlate directly to their drum set playing. My main style of teaching leads more towards Classic Rock. I consider it a fun challenge to prepare students for all-county or all-district auditions, to prepare particular tunes for auditions for bands, or taking people who have a general interest in drum set playing to that next level. I also enjoy teaching advanced students!  My schedule usually stays full, but feel free to email me to get on a waiting list if there's no availabilities. Teaching drums is a really exciting and fulfilling way to share my gift and joy of playing with others!”


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