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
Upcoming Performances and Clinics
(To find out more about my upcoming performances and projects, please send me an email)
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra--Session Pintcher, 2.28.2019, Mack Sennett Studios, Silverlake
CSUF Festival of Winds Master Class "Sight-Reading for Mallets"--3.15, 11:30am, CSUF School of Music, Room 127, FREE
CSUF Percussion Ensembles Concert--3.25 8pm, CSUF School of Music, Room 119, FREE
Colburn CSPA Percussion Ensembles Concert w/guest artist Brad Dutz--5.20 7:30pm, Thayer Hall, FREE
Colburn CSPA Percussion Master Class w/Brad Dutz--5.21 7:00pm, Thayer Hall FREE
Colburn CSPA Summer Percussion Workshop--8.6-8.10. The Colburn School Summer Percussion Workshop is a one-week intensive seminar designed for talented high school percussionists grades 9-12 (as of 2018-2019 academic year). Students will have the opportunity to expand their craft through rehearsals, master classes and performances with many of the West Coast's leading performers and educators. The Workshop will take place on the campus of the Colburn School, in culturally vibrant downtown Los Angeles. Faculty to include Ted Atkatz, Gregory Goodall, Pete Korpela, Mike Packer, Lynn Vartan and John Wakefield. Video auditions are due May 1, 2019.
Student Achievements. Congratulations!
Victoria Canonizado--SCSBOA HS Honor Wind Ensemble, Section Colburn Youth Orchestra
Orlando Christian--Section, Claremont Intermezzo Orchestra
Kristian de Leon (CSUF)--2019 So Percussion Summer Institute
Chris Gaw Gonzalo--Section, Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra
Hampton Douglas--will be attending Northwestern University Bienen School of Music in the fall
Judy Kwan (Colburn Alum)--will be attending the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts
Jacky Nozuka (CSUF)--Finalist, 2018 CSUF Music Associates Concerto Competition
Matt Ordaz (CSUF)--Sub, Disney California Adventure Park Pixarmonic Orchestra
Milton Salazar (CSUF Alum)--Sub-list, American Youth Symphony
Rohun Sharma--SCSBOA HS Honor Symphonic Band
Viraj Sonawala--Section, Pacific Symphony Wind Ensemble
Joshua Zepeda--CBDA HS All-State Honor Band, SCSBOA HS Honor Wind Ensemble, Section, Pacific Symphony Wind Ensemble