I believe that education, at its best, can cultivate globally conscious citizens who think critically, act empathetically, and value curiosity and dialogue.


2008 Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner
2004 MFA, Performer/Composer: African American Improvisational Music, Cal Arts
2000 BA Jazz Drums and Japanese Language, Bennington College

Teaching Experience

2018 - present
Music Faculty - South Seattle College

Instrumental Instructor, Hamlin Robinson School

2017 - 2018
Teaching Artist - Seattle Symphony

2005 – 2018
Adjunct Audio Faculty - Art Institute of Seattle

2015 – 2016
Adjunct Faculty – Seattle Film Institute 

Teaching Artist - Wing Luke Museum

2006 – 2010
Adjunct Faculty - Oakwood School – North Hollywood, CA

2011 – 2014
Teaching Artist – Jack Straw Cultural Center – Blind Youth Program

2001 – 2002, 2005 – 2009
Adjunct Faculty – West Sound Academy – Poulsbo, WA

Graduate Teaching Assistant – Cal Arts – Los Angeles, CA

2002 – 2003
Teaching Artist – Community Arts Partnership – Los Angeles, CA

2000 – 2001
Private Instructor - American International School - Budapest, Hungary

Teaching assistant – KODO Earth Festival – Sado Island, Japan

Private Lessons

I teach private lessons in drums, percussion, and composition.  My students have gone on to attend music programs such as Cal Arts, the New School, the University of Washington, and the Peabody Conservatory, among others.

My teaching style reflects a diversity of teachers over the years, which include Seattle Symphony percussionist Howard Gilbert, free-jazz icon Milford Graves, and tabla maestro Swapan Chaudhuri. I simmer down these influences into a teaching style that focuses on musicality and curiosity.

To set up lessons, please contact me via my contact page