John has been playing the drums since 1971 and started teaching in 1980. Professional playing experiences include many local bands in the styles of Big Band, Rock, Jazz, Salsa, Country. Starting in 1979 he has appeared on numerous local TV shows, and studio recordings. International performance tour of Germany and France in 2012 with Drumplay. (rhythmprovisation group) Teachers include Hank Avellone , Russ Kane, Sterling Wilson, Ed Bobick, Bob McKee. Other education includes Lakeland CC Jazz Ensemble, and many PASIC attendances starting in 1992. All styles are taught to all levels of accomplishment. John is also currently on the adjunct faculty at Lakeland Community College (Applied Music: Percussion) John has been a member of the Percussive Arts Society since 1992.