"I've had drum sticks in my hands since I was eight years old. My first performance involved banging on buckets to an 8-track tape in the neighbor's garage. Other kids added cardboard guitars while looking cool and "playing the role" as best they could. We attracted an audience, received some applause and that's all it took for me to get "hooked." From that moment on, drumming became my passion, my exercise, my hobby - my joy. I've shared the stage with princes and paupers, parents and professionals and through it all, I've come to understand the magic of music and how it can bring back a special memory or help to relieve the stresses of everyday life. I 'm merely a magician enabling the ride."