Location: Orchard Park, NY
Instructs: Drum Set, Percussion
Education: BFA Music Performance - State University of New York at Buffalo, AS Music with Performers Certificate - Villa Maria College of Buffalo
Performance Experience: Executive Director Maelstrom Percussion Ensemble; Gamalon Fusion Quartet; Masti World Music Ensemble; 2019 performances with the Who and Weird Al Yankovic; Rochester International Jazz Festival and Lewiston Jazz Festival with Hard Logic; Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra; Buffalo New Music Ensemble; Ars Nova Chamber Music; hundreds of freelance engagements...
Teaching Experience: Composition, Arranging, and Improvisation - State University College of Buffalo; Adjunct Percussion Professor - Villa Maria College and Canisius College; Percussion Instructor - Frontier Middle and High School, St. Joseph's Institute, K - 8th Grade Classroom Music - St. Mary's School; Curriculum Development Artist - Buffalo Public Schools; Program Developer - Young Audiences, Lincoln Center Institute for the Arts
Teaching Philosphy: Bob structures lessons based on the individual needs and abilities of each student, making sure they have the tools to succeed at whatever level to which they aspire. His drumming students learn a variety of beats, grooves, and fills, and also learn to master percussion technique, notation, poly-rhythms... Drumming is a life-long, joyful endeavor where students connect with other musicians, enjoy practicing on their own, and contribute to the culture of arts in the community.