Music is a lifetime endeavor for me. From my early beginnings in opera singing at age three and choral singing ever since, to piano lessons starting at age seven, and bass and guitar most recently. It wasn’t until my first drum lesson in March of 1998, though, that I felt a part of an instrument. Throughout my thirteen years drumming, especially as a drummer in New York City, I have been sharpening my chops and getting as technically sound as possible. I believe that perfection in drumming is always something that we can strive towards, but something that is rarely — if ever — attained. But that won’t stop me from trying. I trained in jazz, funk, and rock drumming at the New Jersey School of Drums and Percussion with Steve Decker for several years before moving on to study under Alejandro Lucini in Latin and jazz drumming at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Most recently, I have been on tour with electric/folk band Freelance Whales. Between November of 2009 and May of 2011, we played well over 200 shows and dozens of festivals in the US, Europe, and Canada. Our sophomore album, Diluvia, was released on October 9, 2012 on Mom+Pop/Frenchkiss Records. We will be touring in the fall, winter, and throughout 2013 to support the new record.
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