I was born in Muskogee, Oklahoma and I have lived here all of my life. I am married and have two wonderful daughters. I have studied with several phenomenal drum instructors and now I give drum lessons. I went to college at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah OK, and graduated with a BBA-Marketing and a minor in music performance. My Band's name is Primal Swing. Our web site address is www.myspace.com/primalswing . Here is a some more information about me:
Groovology: The Study of Double Bass Drum Grooves (book,2002) Groovology: The Study of Basic Drum Set Grooves (book,2004) Groovology: The Study of Jazz and Latin Grooves (book, 2007), Workshop Drumming (DVD,2006) Praise and Worship Drumming (DVD,2006) Tripple-Slappa-Flappadiddle (solo,2004) Torpedo (solo,2005) Das Weisse Rauschen (solo,2005) Spang Spang-a-Lang (solo,2005) Monkey Business (solo,2005) Lunatic Fringe (solo,2005) Whipper Snapper (solo,2005) Percussioni Magazine (article,September 2005) Drums and Percussion Magazine (article, December 2005) Bateria Total Magazine (article, issue #78 2006)
Joe Lovano, Bob Mintzer, Bobby Shew, Byron Stripling, Slide Hampton, Arthur White, Mike Williams, Will Campbell, Frank Mantooth, Marvin Stamm, Cleo Laine, Jim Riggs, Bret Zvacek, Judi Silvano, Dave Rieckenberg, John Dankworth, D.C. Minner, and several other amazing musicians
Sonor Drums, SABIAN Cymbals, Vater Drumsticks, and Zomac Publications
2006 Drummers For Jesus International Convention (Dallas) 2006 Psalm Drummers Gathering (Winchester, England) 2007 Adams Drummersfestival (Tessenderlo, Belgium)
I currently teach 70 students a week at Drum World (Tulsa, OK) and in my home studio in Muskogee, OK.
I am the Director of the Oklahoma Chapter of Drummers for Jesus. You can find information about our meetings on our web sites: