Location: Asheville, NC
Education: Neil studied music with a focus in percussion at Western Carolina University and UNC Ashevllle.
Performance Experience: Neil has performed in a wide variety of musical genres including rock, metal, hip-hop, classical. He also has worked as a percussionist in various musical theatre settings. He is a freelance player in the western North Carolina region.
Teaching Experience: Mr. Lackey has 20 years of teaching experience as a music educator in public school settings from beginning 6th graders to high school seniors on both drum set and classical percussion. He also works with marching drum llnes.
Teaching Philosophy: The moments when an idea "clicks" with a student are the moments that remind me why I am a music educator. Being able to witness musical growth in my students is my incentive to my best at collaborative goal-setting. I will customize my approach to each student using book methods, technical exercises and ear training to learn, retain and improve their musicianship.