I teach all levels of percussion, from beginners to professionals; snare drum, keyboard mallet instruments, timpani, drum set, world music and much more. From Abel triangles to Zappa transcriptions, crash cymbals to congas, auditions, recitals, the 3 "B's": whether it's Bach, Beethoven, Brahms or Blakey, Bonham, Beauford . . . all these topics and more are available to you.
NEWS AND EVENTS
Recent and Upcoming Events
2021 Colburn Summer Percussion Workshop--6/14-18 and 6/21-25.
Student Achievements. Congratulations!
Nadav Brandes (Colburn)--2021 SCSBOA All-Southern Middle School Honor Band
Jesus Flores--Will be attending UCLA Herb Albert School of Music in Fall 2021
Andrew Greenberg (PCC)--Will be attending California State Northridge Music Department in Fall 2021
Member 2021 The Academy Drum and Bugle Corps
Rory Hemmings (Colburn)--2021 CA All-State HS Honor Concert Band, 2021 SCSBOA All-Southern High School Honor Wind Ensemble
Dante Hernandez (CSUF)--Member 2021 Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps
Peyton Johnson (CSUF)--Member 2021 Pacific Crest Drum and Bugle Corps
Anna Kuser (CSPA Alum)--Will be attending Berklee College of Music Spring 2021
Leo Smith (Colburn)--2021 SCSBOA All-Southern High School Honor Symphonic Band
Viraj Sonawala (Colburn)--Will be attending UCLA Herb Albert School of Music in Fall 2021
Winner: 3rd Place High School Division Snare Drum, PAS California Day of Percussion Festival
Jacob Wetzel (CSUF)--Winner: 2nd Place College Division Snare Drum, PAS California Day of Percussion Festival
Member 2021 Santa Clara Vanguard Drum and Bugle Corps
Truly Zanda (Colburn)--2021 SCSBOA All-Southern High School Honor Wind Ensemble
Pacific Symphony+ Online Concert--Short virtual concerts presented every Thursday. It was good to be back in a hall...
LA Philharmonic 100 Years Box Set--I was very fortunate to play on several selections from this box set including works by Mussorgsky, Bartok, Stravinsky, Salonen and John Adams.
Pacific Symphony Concert Highlights--A lively performance of the finale of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique from 2019. Rute FTW!!
Across The Starts: Anne-Sophie Mutter and John Williams--This was a very exciting record to be part of. Very fortunate indeed! The percussion section makes a brief appearance around 4:20.
LA Chamber Orchestra Acoustic Caffeine--A short snippet of a performance with Wade Culbreath from August 2017. Chick Corea's Children's Song #11.
...and last but not least...
UCLA Drumline 1988 Spartan Marching Percussion Festival--Yep...went to Chicago in January to compete. Despite all of us warm-weather Bruins freezing, we received 1st place. I had a lot more hair back then.