Private and group LESSONS


Thank you for visiting my website! I have been living and teaching in Mill Valley for 12 years. I have a BA in music from Sonoma State University and 25 years of experience performing.

My goal is to inspire and build confidence while providing a fun, creative outlet for self-expression.

Many of my students have been awarded scholarships to private conservatories and universities, and later gone on to become successful performers and educators. However serious or casual the student, I encourage building a positive relationship with music that will last a lifetime.

I teach jazz, rock, pop, R&B, funk, blues, country, gospel, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian rhythms, rudimental and orchestral snare drum, reading, transcription, essential piano and bass skills, music theory and technique.

You can read more about my approach to music on the About Practicing page.


Lessons are held at my studio in Mill Valley or at A Drummer’s Tradition music store in San Rafael.

Lessons are also available remotely via Skype and free video lessons are available on YouTube.


If you wish to reserve a regular weekly lesson time, monthly payment is due at the first lesson each month. 

Cancellations with less than 24 hours notice require payment without exception.

Please contact for more information.

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