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A Brief History
I got my first drum set at the age of thirteen, when it occurred to my observant father that I
was wearing the knees out of too many pairs of pants crouching by the
family HIFI all day, hammering out drums on my legs to my favorite
From then on I was hooked, and along
with taking formal lessons, I fanatically practiced, playing along to
albums of my favorite bands (and drummers).
Learning the parts note for note was mandatory. I always strived to push
my limits, and play stuff that challenged me musically. It was a good
foundation to start with, and it gave me the skills I needed to pursue
gigs later on.
I have played, recorded, and toured
with a diversity of bands and artists over the past three decades, covering
many genres and styles. During that time I attended PIT in Los
Angeles. It was a great experience, exposing me to some great teachers
and players, and different styles like big band and latin, which, until
then I hadn't fully considered.
consider myself first and foremost a rock drummer. Striving to serve
the music from a melodic approach, but always keeping in mind the
concepts and principles of ensemble. Playing behind as many fine musicians as I have had the fortune, it has been the most valuable education I could ask for.