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B.A. Honours Music
English, Serbian & Croatian
Drums - Drumset
Music is here to make us healthy, smart, creative, innovative, curious, interesting, and overall well-rounded individuals.
I know for a fact that music has a significant positive impact on individuals and their growth in life. Not everybody will become a professional and that is not the point. Music is here to make us healthy, smart, creative, innovative, curious, interesting, and overall well-rounded individuals. I have seen how something as simple as learning a drum rhythm can improve memory, cognition, math skills, sleep, relaxation, and critical thinking, and deepen understanding in other areas of life. As a result, I approach my teaching method in a holistic, life-first, way - where I don't teach with the intent to make you a pro but rather to help you find purpose, excitement, and fulfillment in all of your pursuits - musical or otherwise. I will show you how to play a groove along with understanding why you're playing it, what it means, and how this can translate to other areas of life. At the end of the day, drumming is as simple or as meaningful as each student makes it, and I am here to facilitate and deepen that connection.
I have completed Musical Theory at the Royal Conservatory of Music and have completed courses in Flamenco and Brazilian percussion at York University as part of my BA Honors Degree. I have studied with drum instructors in Toronto, New York City, Los Angeles, and London - including touring drummers for Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta, and others.
Teaching & Skills
I started taking guitar lessons first at age 10 and eventually formed a band that played a sold-out show at the Opera House at our peak. This background in guitar and writing melodies has given me an edge in drumming and especially in drumming with other musicians. I started playing drums at age 20 (I am 38 now), and am currently playing in my band which is signed to a record label.
Awards, Honors & Experiences