Music and Percussion

I've been playing percussion for years. I started out in middle school mostly playing drums and then switched to mallet percussion. As a young adult, I played in the Pensacola Civic Band, learned marimba solos, and infrequently played in church. I am mostly self taught, learning from The Goldenberg Books and Stevens "Method of Movement". I mostly use Stevens grip for four-mallet but also can use Burton grip. I also experiment with six-mallet independence.

I primarily focus on mallet percussion, and I enjoy hand drumming and accessory percussion. I have also played drum kit and timpani in concerts and musicals.

I have found that I have a knack for finding and restoring instruments. I have an Inventory of instruments I can use for gigs and loan out. I've been asked on multiple occasions, "Why do you have so many instruments?" The answer is pretty simple—because I want to play them.

I regularly play mallet percussion for the Pensacola Civic Band. You can see my Schedule and Resume to learn more about my activities. I may be available for other music opportunities in the Northwest Florida area.


Here are some topics of percussion that I am interested in:

  • Mallet Percussion
  • Multi-Mallet Technique
  • Hand Drumming
  • MIDI and Electronic Percussion
  • Instrument Design and Building
  • Music Education Advocacy

Upcoming Performances

I have nothing scheduled right now, but I will possibly be participating in these events:

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