Helping You Sound Your Best!
  • A Lifetime
    of Learning

  • Educational

  • Global

  • Outstanding

  • Exploring
    the World

Why Study with Me?

I don't teach percussion - I teach people!

Proven Results

Research-based instruction, focusing on creating quality, well-rounded individuals

State Registered

Registered youth worker with the State of Missouri for 25 years


Excellent relationships with all local public school instrumental programs

With nearly three decades of experience, I know how to help you sound your best! Extensive performance experience and work as both student and teacher at the highest academic levels provides the background to effectively guide the advanced student, while strong working relationships with all local school instrumental programs and a proven, research-based instruction method allows me to nurture young students in the early stages of their journey of discovery.

About Lessons

Parents and Students Speak Out

  • I just want you to know how much our son really enjoys/appreciates your teaching style. He always looks forward to lessons. You do an awesome job with him!
  • I am grateful for the opportunity to become a good percussionist. So many new things have happened to me and I thank you for helping me develop my skills.
  • You've helped our daughter through some difficult times, and we appreciate the way you've encouraged her growth both musically, and as a person.
  • I was so worried about getting into college, but our preparation together made the process so much easier than I expected!
  • I can't believe how much our son has improved this past year. His goal was to make high school band and...he did! Thank you!

In All Things: Balance

I have grown from the knowledge of those who went before me and make it my mission to carry on the tradition of passing on the lessons of my rich and varied experiences.
Every performance brings new insights, new understanding and renewed energy. I can't imagine life without performance, and without it I would be a less effective teacher.
Global percussion music is a vast landscape of unique styles and instruments. My world is enriched and enlarged through the exploration and discovery of new ideas.
My family life and musical life are intricately intertwined and I am blessed to have a family that values the quality of life the arts afford us.