It is not technically summer until June 21, but as far as kids are concerned, break has started. As of June 6, I have 17 private students in my teaching studio, but I still have openings. I can book new lessons Monday and Wednesday nights plus Tuesday-Thursday in the daytime. If you’re looking for quality drum instruction in Los Alamos County, I’m the convenient and local choice. Many of the LAPS percussionists are using the summer to get ahead of the curve (I’m teaching band students from Aspen, Piñon, Chamisa, Barranca, Mountain, LAMS, and LAHS) as well as several adults and some non-band kids who just want to jam out at home.
This fall I will be instructing the LAHS Topper Marching Band drum line. Band Camp starts the 29th of July and may impact some daytime lessons for a 2 week period as I try to whip the snares, tenors, and basses into shape. After that 2 week period, normal rehearsals should be after school and the impact to lesson times will be minimal.
I’m focused on teaching, obviously, so I have not done much in the realm of recording, touring, or any type of performance lately. Nothing in that vein is booked for the future at this time. I do have my new book Encyclopedia Rudimentia out with Hudson Music as well as my older titles Live Drum & Bass and The Complete Double Bass Drumming Explained. Check them out.
I’m also regularly uploading to my channel on YouTube where you can find drumming philosophy, performances, instructional content, reviews, and all kinds of percussive nonsense.