WHO I AM

I can't remember a day when I didn't love music.
Now I share my love for music because I truly believe it makes the world a better place.

 
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I am a writing, performing, and teaching musician based in Austin, Texas with a passion for introducing music to learners of all ages.


When I’m not touring with my band, Stretch Panic, or entertaining kids at events with Mystic Drumz, an internationally recognized children’s music education program, I love sharing my love of music with students of all ages and experience levels. 

After years of childhood spent relentlessly drumming with spoons on pots and pans, my parents broke down and gave me a drum set when I was 10 years old. I feel the same sense of exhilaration, excitement, and enthusiasm every time I pick up my sticks as I did that first day playing on my new set. 

Throughout my teenage and college years, I pursued my relationship with percussion, sharpening my skills and experience by participating in state-wide drum competitions and summer music camps at University of North Texas. From the time I was involved in these music programs, I knew I not only loved to perform -- I knew loved to teach as well. I’ve always felt naturally drawn to encouraging, coaching, and mentoring other musicians.

My 22 years of experience has not only instilled hand technique, music versatility, and reading and composition, but also an ability to guide others through the process of learning these skills. Both my performances and my lessons are infused with a well of passion and love for music and my innovative and experimental flair. Whether you are in need of a highly experienced drummer or open-minded, personable instructor, look no further.