I’m a drummer, composer, and teacher based in Sapporo, Japan. I’ve been playing music my whole life, starting on the piano at the age of 4 and then moving into the world of drumming. I studied percussion performance at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana with the incredible Jon Crabiel. There, I also studied jazz piano with Gary Walters and composition with Dr. Michael Schelle. In 2010 I moved to Japan, and began teaching English. Now I play drums in Youryokutai Club and do freelance composition work out of my house in Sapporo. I also occasionally play support drums for several local (and some not so local) bands, including sleepy.ab, mahina, haruka, and ROTH BART BARON.