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My name is Willie, I am a touring musician looking forward to teaching drums! I started off playing in church at a very young age, from as far back as I can remember. I have studied with many drummers from the time I first picked up drumsticks till now. I was in the drum core in high school as well as playing in a couple of bands, so versatility is something I'm very familiar with! After a stint of Naval duty I enrolled into San Jacinto College and took numerous music classes including music theory, audio engineering, piano, and drum classes with Jazz teacher Bob Adams. After I got out of the Navy I decided to play drums full time and joined a national touring act.
I have been teaching drums since I was in high school to basically anyone willing to learn whom I ran into along the way. I'm very passionate about teaching music and find it very fascinating to be surrounded by music and artist of all sorts. I'm always dedicated to learning myself and if I don't know the answer I am quick to find it out. I'm highly motivated and very excited about any opportunity to inspire and be inspired by future drummers. I would like to teach the same methods I have been taught such as rudimentary discipline before even approaching a kit. I believe that a solid foundation allows you the ability to teach yourself and go over the material as much as needed. I am confident in my ability to identify weakness in technique before moving onto the next step. My name is Willie, I am a touring musician looking forward to teaching drums! I started off playing in church at a very young age, from as far back as I can remember. I have studied with many drummers from the time I first picked up drumsticks till now. I was in the drum core in high school
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I have been playing the drums since I was five years old. I grew up playing in church in my hometown as well as a couple of bands at the time. I have studied with Chuck Payne, Bob Adams, Mark Joseph, Mark Simmons and many more. I started giving lesson when I was in college here and there, and I'm currently a full time member of a touring band called Hazy Ray who played 152 shows last year. Drums are my passion and I perform as well as practice on a regular basis. I work at a guitar center part time as well in the day so I meet many musicians.