The Cymbalism of Drumming
I started off playing drums when I was 12-years-old. Like most people around that age, I started playing in the middle school band with many different drummers. From there, I was apart of a music program from 7th grade to Sophomore year of high school called the Music Factor. I learned various styles of drumming from Rock, Jazz, and even some Latin. I got put into the rock group in that program for a few years that was full of different drummers, guitarists, and a bassist. I joined my first actual band during my Sophomore year, playing my first show at Chain Reaction sometime in 2009 or 2010, along with being apart of the jazz band at my high school for a semester. During my high school years, I’ve worked with a few different groups, and I even worked with a chick band. During my Junior and Senior year of high school, I took music a little more seriously by learning music theory at school and learning other instruments. From there, I auditioned for Berklee College of Music out in Boston, Massachusetts, and got accepted, but I decided not to go as it cost an arm and a leg for tuition and moving over there. My music career never stopped as I continue to pursue music today. I have been playing with Gearheart for about five years, two albums out, three singles, an EP, and a third album on the way. We were signed to a local label back in 2015 but left in 2017 due to personal reasons. I was able to get endorsed by SJC Custom Drums in late 2017. I went on tour this past Summer, performing out in Seattle, Oregon, and NorCal. I have performed all around Orange County and Los Angeles, playing at the House of Blues in Anaheim, Glass House in Pomona, Whiskey a Go-Go in Hollywood, the Spring Concert in 2018, and more. There is still a lot more to do and cross off my bucket list.