​I am from Truro, Nova Scotia and have been teaching and playing drum set, percussion, and piano for over 45 years. My teaching style is fun, engaging, and in-depth. I have two children, both in the arts. Ana is an operations manager for Sandbox film company—Max plays bass and has a Master's in ancient and medieval history.

• Bachelor of Music, Mount Allison University

• Bachelor of Education, Ottawa University

• Performed in a percussion ensemble with a member of the Blue Man Group, Scott Bishop

• Dean’s list four years in a row

• Composed for pop band, percussion ensemble, and jazz groups
• Wrote for DRUMS Etc. magazine for two years

• Drummed and sang with three professional Beatles bands

• Played in Sway, Ottawa’s top dance band, for five years

• Directed and composed for a local grade eight percussion ensemble for eight years

• Percussion and piano instructor at the Rebecca Cohen Auditorium in Halifax

• Sole percussion/drum set instructor at Hebbville Academy, Nova Scotia

• Played drums for Nova Scotia’s touring band (included recording artist Melanie Doane) in the 1984 Summer Games

• Drummer and pianist for the St. Lawrence Stage Company

• Performed on CBC radio, CBC TV, and ITV in England

•  Drummed for his high school band when they won the Canadian National Stage Band competition in 1980



Mon: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Tue: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Wed: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Thu: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Fri: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Sun: 11:00am - 6:00pm



Guiding Principles:

Lifelong Love Of Music-musicianship is like a close friend your whole life and shareable with everyone.

Imagination & Self-Expression-the desire to play music never goes away. Strengthen that desire at Cronkite Percussion.

Critical Thinking-Essential life skill. Learn to problem solve through music performance and practice.

Stress Relief-making music makes you happy. It is that simple.