NEW: North Bay drum students can now book and schedule

In-Home drum lessons with me.


CURRENTly @California Jazz Conservatory Community School

Mondays Evenings

-Drills, Rudiments and Rituals for The Jazz Drummer

8:15 to 9:45pm:


Past Educational Activities

SF Jazz Center Education Series:

The Music of Monk: The Composer

w/ Ed Simon

Oct 25, 7pm @ SF Jazz Center, Henderson Lab

Rhythm Section Workshop (not open to public)

Nov. 15,  11am to 3pm @ Music Building

Santa Rosa Junior College

Private Lessons

NEW: I have opened my North Bay teaching practice in Sebastopol, CA.

For inquiries:

About my teaching practice:

All students have different musical desires, varying levels of commitment, goals, experience and optimal learning styles. In the 40 years I've been teaching I've worked with students of all levels, learning a wide variety of styles. I have taught ages 7 to 77!  Over time, I've learned to tailor my teaching techniques to fit each individual student's goals, challenges and learning style; and I constantly evaluate whether the path I've chosen is the best one for each student. Many students go on to attend top music colleges and/or have professional drumming careers.

Besides California Jazz Conservatory I teach at California State University East Bay, U C Berkeley, Santa Rosa Junior College, Saint. Mary's College and Redwood High School.

I have previously taught at Berklee College of Music, Jazz Camp West, Stanford Summer Jazz, Lafayette Summer Music Workshop, Musically Minded Academy and numerous local high schools.

I teach most of my private lessons at The California Jazz Conservatory, 2087 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA

I also teach in-home private lessons in the North Bay. Book those HERE.

I book my students primarily through my schedulicity site. .