I'm a percussionist who was encouraged to find interesting sounds and ideas in music as early on the kitchen floor using my mother's pots and pans. Since then, I've gone on to study and perform music with focus on classical, Afro-Carribean, funk, and jazz.
The core focus of my studies is the music of the African diaspora as it relates to Cuba, and I'm a performer and educator on drum set, mallet keyboard instruments, timpani, hand percussion (congas, batá, etc.), and orchestral accessories (cymbals, tambourine, triangle, etc.)
If you are a student interested in studying with me, I teach all levels of musicians on a wide variety of topics. We can do private studies in person (in the Chicago area) or online using Zoom, Facetime, etc.
Remember: you don't have to be a drummer to play drums! All musicians can improve their time and feel by studying percussion instruments. E-mail me and we can talk about your interests.
Please visit the links above to find recordings, transcriptions, or to look for future dates where you might catch me at a performance!