Former student Stephanie, playing drums with her band Yoko & The Oh No's, at Martyr's in Chicago, June 2017. She began lessons at age 17 and is now a college grad playing with her band and working in the music industry.
Thomas, a former student with his dark progressive band, Artificer, performs at University of Chicago on the Terrace of the Logan Center for the Arts Building (spring 2017) In addition to dark music and being an excellent drummer, he is also a science major, studying Dark Matter.
Franchesca, a former drum student who started lessons in 2007, rehearsing Undertow by Tool with her band. She has been playing drums since age 9 and is currently attending Berklee School of Muisc in Boston.
Lucas, one of my most advanced young students performs a drum corps style snare solo for his school solo and ensemble competition. He was 11 years old in 5th grade at the time of this video.
Performing with British punk band CONFLICT on the 2016 southwest US tour in Las Vegas.
Spontaneous Improv at Drum Lessons Chicago studio. Spring 2015.
Performing with Cold Blue Kid at the Beat Kitchen in Chicago. Winter of 2012.
Double pedal warm up between hands and feet based on the 4 paradiddle variations. An excellent way to develop and improve your ability to use double kick in fills or soloing.
Jazz jam session at The Green Mill jazz club in Chicago. Fall 2010.
Warming up at Key Club recording studio in Michigan. Winter 2009.