Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced students
Charlie continues to impart his knowledge to drummers
everywhere. He is a member of the Professional Drum
Teachers Guild, the Percussive Arts Society (PAS), and
the National Association of Rudimental Drummers (NARD).
He is also a member of the Vic Firth Inc., Education Team
as well as the Jazz Education Network (JEN).
In addition to his time studying with jazz drumming
legend Ray Bauduc, he has taken master classes with Ed
Soph, Louie Bellson, Jack DeJohnette, Donny Osborne,
Johnny Rabb, Clayton Cameron, Butch Miles, Steve Smith,
Joe Morello, Jeff Hamilton, Bill Stewart, Steve Gadd, Billy Cobham,
Jeff "Tain" Watts, Peter Erskine, and Ed Shaughnessy. His
lessons are guaranteed to accompany a healthy dose of
wisdom as passed on to him by these giants of the
Private instruction, clinics, and master classes are available by appointment only. Charlie teaches well-established and contemporary drumming techniques. His many years as an educator allows him to communicate and teach students effectively on a variety of subjects, while his professional experiences as a first call studio and touring musician provides insight to the music business. Charlie accepts a limited number of select motivated, serious intermediate and advanced private students in the Chicago area.