Born 1962, and raised in Flint, Michigan, I was beating on pots and pans at age 1. I am the youngest of 10 children; I started getting serious about music performance in middle school, after listening to my older brothers' bands. I played formal clarinet in the public school setting through 4th, 5th and 6th grades, and started playing Drums and percussion in the 7th grade middle school band. I received an eye opining advancement by studying Drum Set with Bill Schaffer and Melodic Percussion with Anna Watkins in the 70's and 80's. Charles Fair, a then local middle school music Instructor who encouraged the seemingly impossible, motivated my growth of performance on more than one instrument at a time. I started with the idea of playing bells and trap-set simultaneously. Ever since then, I've sought out the most expressive instrumental voices to create a sincerely strong performance. I now seek Professional Endorsement from the most reputable name in drum manufacturing to further my efforts in bringing forth the knowledge of, and enjoyment in, the Art of Percussion Performance, as a means of human expression. I'm currently working as Director of Band at Central High School, the Fine Arts Magnet here in Flint, Michigan. I also teach privately working with Bob Schaffer at the Drum Shop and perform regularly on Vibraphone and Drums. Eric Andre' Majied.