I love playing, but my passion is teaching others which I have been doing for the past 35 years.
I am great with kids, and I have taught many adults. I have numerous students who developed into pro drummers.
My first six years drumming I studied with a member of the San Francisco Symphony who was also the house drummer at Bimbos in SF. Under his tutelage I developed a mastery of classical drums while also gaining an understanding of the modern approach to the drum set. I have had the honor to play with some top notch musicians over the years.
My teaching method includes:
One hour lessons include learning to “groove” with a bass player (via accompaniment on the Chapman stick) Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are welcome and all styles are covered - rock, jazz, funk, swing, reggae, fusion, ska and more – just ask!
Professional experience includes drumming with The Square Roots, The Road Hogs, The Room Shakers and many others.
Neil is available for lessons at his home studio in Santa Cruz, at your place,
or at Play Music Studios in Cupertino. www.playmusicstudios.com