Who I am:
I have been an active drummer since age eight. At age 11 I was given the opportunity to perform at Walk far for NAAR (this is Autism Speaks’ prior identity) off the Charles River, and continued that performance for several years, playing shuffle blues. In middle school at age 14 I had joined the Winthrop High School Concert Band, whose leader is a professor at Berklee, Dave Limina. I was simultaneously in a group called the Winthrop Jam Band, headed by my private drum instructor Rob Mahoney, a session drummer for legendary acts including for Spyro Gyra. Through high school I maintained a power trio blues/rock act that became familiar with several bars in Boston, ranging from the North End to Cambridge to the Hard Rock Café in greater Boston. It was also during high school that I played my first Broadway musical, Grease, for my school’s drama society. For the remainder of high school and even into the first three years at Berklee I continued to assist the drama society, having played Grease, Footloose, The Wedding Singer, Little Shop of Horrors, and Legally Blonde. On top of that I was also playing their annual production of Dinner Theater. Since my time in Berklee I have started performing in general business bands and gaining experience in this setting, as well as mixing, writing and arranging as a contemporary writing and production major. I have since graduated Berklee under the CWP major and freelance as a drummer, pianist, and bassist, as well as teaching private lessons on drums and piano.