Hello! I am a percussion teacher based on James Island and am currently taking new students. I've been teaching for over 20 years and have a B.M. in Percussion Performance from Portland State University, and an M.F.A. in Multi-Focus Percussion from California Institute of the Arts. In addition to teaching private lessons, I also taught at a K-8 school for the past 12 years, and have been an instructor with Bandworks for the past 7 years.
I specialize in band and orchestral percussion (snare drum, timpani, mallet instruments, solo repertoire, etc.) as well as drum set and can help guide students through the exciting (and sometimes intimidating) world of music
My lessons are individually catered to each student, making sure that FUN is as important an element of making music as learning the fundamentals. In addition to focusing on helping my students become well-rounded musicians (not just "drummers"), I also welcome the input of students and parents as to the direction they would like to go in their musical development.
Depending on your location, I can make house calls, but can also teach out of my home. Please feel free to call with any questions you may have.