Willing to teach
Intermediate to advanced
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).
Charlie is also a member of 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 drumming world. (Note, minimum age is 18).
Private lessons, 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. An abbreviated list of subjects covered:
• Stylistic Interpretation
• Style, Groove, and Feel
• Genres and History
• Kicks, Fills, and Set-Ups
• Building/Resolving Tension
• Stage Presence
• Independence (Interdependence)
• Finger Control
• Wrist Control
• Bass Drum Control
• Expanding Your Vocabulary
• Personal, Artistic, and Professional Goals
• Business and Career Options
Charlie accepts a limited number of select motivated, serious intermediate and advanced private students in the Chicago area.