High school & college level music clinic topics:

  • Practicing Versatility – Drumset masterclass focusing on learning to play new styles within the jazz idiom. (intermediate to advanced drummers
  • Holistic Practice – Practicing music should always be musical… this drumset masterclass showcases methods that allow students to maximize the efficiency of their practice time and put everything in a musically relevant context. (intermediate to advanced drummers)
  • Doundoun: West African Rhythms for Drumset – Drumset masterclass introducing students to the application of traditional West African rhythms to the drumset. (advanced drummers)
  • West African Drumming – Interactive workshop co-taught with Guinean master-drummer Mangue Sylla introducing students of all levels to West African drumming. (all ages, all levels of experience)
  • The Ride Cymbal: Understanding the Swing Groove – Jazz masterclass focusing on the role of the drummer and how the entire ensemble is responsible for the time and groove. (beginner to advanced jazz students)
  • Introduction to Jazz Listening – Introducing students to the basic styles and eras of jazz music, discussing how jazz is created and what to listen for. (beginner jazz students)