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Education: I have studied a variety of musical styles and have studied with renowned drummers such as Ralph Hardimon, Steve Yates, Gary LeFronsis,Paul Ganzemer, Lamar Burkhalter, Nick Gajorik, and Bobby Kruminski . I am versed in a wide variety of drumming including Rock, Jazz, Latin,R&B, Country,Metal, Hip-hop, Jungle Drum & Bass. I’ve studied a variety of percussion including Drum Corps-mallets ,world perc.-hand drums to name a few. Over the years my knowledge and skill has been developed by live performances as well as by attending various college workshops and drumming programs.

Experience: I have played for a wide spectrum of musical acts over the years from Metal, rock, pop, funk to experimental musical projects. I have been party to national and internationally signed/distributed bands such as The Quiet Room, with Metal Blade Records. My touring experience and knowledge of the music business has been developed over the past 25 years, the following is a list of some of the bands that I have toured with: Xiren Duo,Savage Henry Shaking Tree, On Second Thought, The Witching Hour, Ryan Tracy Band, Tinkers Punishment, Matthew Moon, Esovae, The Quiet Room --. I have also been able to share the stage and tour with such National Acts as: Better Than Ezra, Cowboy Mouth ,DaDa,Dream Theater , Fates Warning, Gary Hoey, Iced Earth, Jag Panzer, Jeep, The Samples, Savatage and Super Diamond to name a few.

Studio work has also enabled me to develop into a well- rounded musician and I have been able to work on a variety of studio projects over the years . I have been part of six different documentary films, one of which received an Emmey Nomination, I have performed on a national Red Robin advertisement ,as well as a Nissan Commercial. My studio performances have also included recording over 16 records for the various bands that I have performed with over the years. Television performances have also been beneficial to my career as I have performed numerous times on various Denver television stations as well as national programs including the WB Morning Show.

In the future I hope to use all of my experiences to pursue what I Love doing, recording and performing for audiences all over the World.