About

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I have been married since 1992. We have three kids, 1 boy (24) who is in the Air Force, and 2 girls (21) also in the Air Force, (9) home schooled.

  • Drum & Percussion Teacher at Western Academy (2020-present)
  • Drummer at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, The Woodlands TX (2019-present)
  • Principal Drummer at Lord of Life Lutheran The Woodlands TX (2017-present)
  • Owner of Pro Music Instruction (2009-2021)
  • Drum Instructor at Music Go Round (1999-2009)
  • Drummer with Market Junction (2015-2020)
  • Drummer with Drop Trio (2002-2011)
  • Drummer with Southern Backtones (1999-2003)

I was born in Houston, TX. When I was 9 my family moved to The Woodlands. A year later, I began playing the drums and guitar. For six years, I studied all styles of drum set and snare drum percussion under the tutelage of Jim Sisson. At the age of 12 I formed my first band. Throughout high school I played and performed in various musical groups. After serving 4 years in the US Army (Military Police), I continued my musical education studying percussion while attending LSU. Since returning to The Woodlands in the mid 1990’s, I have played and continue to play with several original, and cover bands, and have been a sub drummer/guitarist for numerous churches around The Woodlands area. In 2002, I formed the instrumental funk/jazz group Drop Trio . From 2002-2010, Drop Trio released 3 acclaimed albums, recorded with Solange Knowles, embarked on numerous US tours, and received 9 Houston Press awards including “Best Jazz” and “Best Funk.” I currently play drums with the original Americana band Market Junction. I play guitar, ukulele and sing for solo performances and with the acoustic duo Magpie & Loon. I have been teaching drums, guitar, and ukulele to students of all ages and abilities in the Woodlands area since 1999. I was a co-owner and manager of Pro Music Instruction from 2009-2018. I currently teach 35+ students per week and perform 130+ shows per year.

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