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I have been playing drums professionally for over 15 years, and perform and record regularly in the Los Angeles area, as well as internationally. I received a music degree in Jazz Drum Set Performance from the California Institute of the Arts, during which time I was also a teaching assistant for drums to Joe LaBarbera.
I am proficient in a variety of styles ranging from rock / pop, to blues and jazz, RnB, live electronica, and world music traditions from India and West Africa. I have been teaching drum set to students ages 5 and older for over 10 years, and have a practice studio, which is fully equipped with 2 drum sets, located in Glassell Park.
I hold a music performance degree from the California Institute of the Arts. As part of my studies, I was well trained in music theory and harmony, ear training, and composition, ranging from counterpoint to 20th century techniques. In addition, I have sufficient keyboard skills, to demonstrate and teach the material in a comprehensive and practical way.
I have been playing piano for over 7 years. I received a Bachelors Degree in Jazz Drum Set Performance from the California Institute of the Arts, where piano playing techniques and sight reading skills were part of the required curriculum. My skill set includes classical, as well as popular music and notation. I have been teaching piano to ages 4 and older, for more than 3 years, with students performing publicly on a regular basis.