Teaching

TEACHING AND CLINIC HISTORY

 2002-Present, Professor Percussion Department, Berklee College of Music.

  • 1)   Fusion Lab, Repertoire & Development.  Designed current curriculum.
  • 2)   Original Fusion Ensemble. Designed current curriculum
  • 3)   Advanced Fusion Lab
  • 4)   Application of Afro Cuban rhythms to the Drum set.
  • 5)   Drum labs 1-4
  • 6)   Level 1 Fusion section in Berklee Percussion Festival
  • 7)   Private Instruction

1979-Present, Chairman and member of faculty, The Collective School of Music, New York, N.Y.

  • 1)   Director of Advanced Performance Program
  • 2)   Development of Positive Performance Seminar
  • 3)   Director of Contemporary Afro Cuban/Fusion Elective Intensive Program.
  • 4)   Private Instruction

1993-2004, Associate Professor S.U.N.Y Purchase Music Conservatory, Purchase, New York.

  • 1)   Director of Contemporary Music Ensemble
  • 2)   Director of Music Ensemble for Non Majors
  • 3)   Private Instruction

CLINICS/MASTER CLASSES

  • 2012  Clinics in Hagenau-France, Almeria-Spain, Taranto, Trento, Milan, Montalbano-Italy
  • 2012  5 day intensive in Schwaz-Austria with Franz Hackl and the Outreach Orchestra
  • 2011  Four day intensive and conducted student Concert in Schwaz-Austria
  • 2011  3 day intensive with Lincoln Goines and Fabio Zeppetella, drum seminars and ensemble direction in Fara in Sabina, Italy.
  • 2010  Clinics in Formia, Florence, Taranto and Brindisi-Italy
  • 2010  4 Day Intensive with Mino Cenilu, Adam Holzman & Matt Garrison, Schwaz-Austria
  • 2010  Master Class with Lincoln Goines, Buenos Aries-Argentina
  • 2009  7 Day Drum Intensive with JoJo Meyer & Marco Minimann, Groznjan-Croatia
  • 2007  Clinics in Florence & Rome-Italy
  • 2006  Master Classes with Mark Soskin and Lincoln Goines in Rome & Cosenza-Italy, St Gallen & Geneve-Switzerland, Regensberg-Germany
  • 2005  Master Class with Koichi Yabori and Lincoln Goines at The Collective-New York
  • 2004  Clinics in Frosinone, Rome & Taranto-Italy, Rochsach-Switzerland
  • 2004  Designed and Directed 7 day intensive at Kiev Conservatory-Ukraine
  • 2003  Clinic in Ginosa-Italy
  • 2002  Featured Performer/Clinician International Percussive Arts Society Convention, Columbus, Ohio
  • 2002  Master Classes with Lincoln Goines in Nagoya and Tokyo Clinics in Taranto and Rome-Italy, Mainz and Regensberg Germany
  • 2001  Clinics in Bolzano and Rome-Italy, Paris-France, Geneve-Switzerland
  • 2000  Clinics in Stuttgart, Landshut and Freiburg-Germany, Innsbruck Austria, Chur – Switzerland
  • 1999  Clinics in Weiden and Regensberg-Germany, Hagenau-France
  • 1998  Clinics with Lincoln Goines in Bern and Rochsach-Switzerland, Regensberg- Germany, Innsbrook- Austria, Bolzano – Italy
  • 1998  Master Class with John Pattitucci, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1997  Clinics in Bern, Geneva and Rochsach- Switzerland
  • 1996  Clinics in Biel, Geneva and Rochsach- Switzerland
  • 1995  Clinic at the Univeristy of Central Florida, Orlando, FL
  • 1994  Five Day Intensive with Bobby Sanabria & Daduka De Fonseca, Weiden Conservatory, Germany
  • 1993  Clinics in Amsterdam, The Hague- Holland, Rome, Giata, Florence and Perugia- Italy
  • 1993  Five Day Intensive, Drum Studio School, Bern- Switzerland, Clinics in Weiden and Nuremberg- Germany
  • 1992  Five Day Intensive, Drum Studio School, Bern- Switzerland
  • 1991  Five Day Intensive and Master Class, Drummers Institute, Dusseldorf- Germany
  • 1991  Five Day Intensive and Master Class, Berklee School of Music,  Boston- MA
  • 1990  Clinic in Manchester, Manchester- CT
  • 1988  Five Day Intensive with Frankie Malabe, Drummers Institute, Dusseldorf – Germany,  Clinics in Montreal-Canada, Aiguillon- France, Amsterdam- Holland, Paris and Lyon-France
  • 1988  Clinic, DiCenso’s Drum Shop, Boston- MA
  • 1986  Clinic, International Percussive Arts Society Convention, Washington D.C., (with Frankie Malabe
  • 1985  Clinic in Calais- France, (with Didier and Francis Lockwood)
  • 1985  Clinic and Master Class, Wales- England, (with Gordon Beck)