I grew up around many musicians and became fascinated with drums at a very early age. My first exposure to drums was through listening to jazz performed by renowned drummers like Max Roach, Art Blakey, Philly Joe Jones, and a variety of other great drummers. I have always been captivated by the energy, drive, and definition that comes from drums in music. To me, drums are an avenue to speak something that might not be able to be communicated with words. For me, the greatest reward of playing drums is helping people enjoy themselves through movement and dance.
I come from a family of musicians and artists so helping others make music is something I am very passionate about. I joined the U.S. Army Band right out of High School in 2006 and served in the military for 10 years as a percussionist. Even though I am no longer playing music for the military, my passion for music is alive and well! I have a vision to bring more musical opportunities to the Wiregrass Community. I especially want to see young people more involved in music. My drum studio program is the beginning of that vision. Music is actually a form of therapy. It can help future generations prosper by giving them an outlet for expression and creativity.