As long as I can remember, I’ve always loved music. My Mom put me in classical piano lessons for ten years starting at age 7. I learned to play by ear and memorized 10 page Mozart pieces. At that same age of 7, I took an interest in drums. My first performance on drums was playing “Wipe Out” with my band at the noon-time show in camp. I bought my first 45rpm record: “Mickey” by Toni Basil at age 6 and my second 45rpm record “Looks That Kill” by Motley Crue in 1983. My first concert experience was Monsters of Rock in 1988 with Van Halen and Metallica with my older brother.
By age 12 I had purchased my first drum set, a Ludwig, because my Mom said that’s what Ringo Star played. By high school I had also taken an interest in playing hand drums. My 1996 trip to Ghana, West Africa was one of the best experiences of my life, where I learned how to play traditional African drums. In 2008, I was fortunate enough to travel to Kingston, Jamaica to record original dancehall reggae music with my high school classmate.
I love music of all kinds, Rock ‘N’ Roll, Reggae, Jazz, Classical, Latin, Hip Hop, and World. Music makes me feel alive. I still love listening to my vinyl records to this day. I am so grateful and happy to be able to incorporate my love for music into my new dental office. I believe everybody should enjoy all of their interests and pursue all of their passions no matter what they are.