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Dom started playing drums in the fifth grade. His first teacher Dick Demers started Dom on his way both as a player and teacher.

In 1975 he went to New York to study with studio master Bernard Purdie. Then to Boston in 1976 to study with Jazz great Alan Dawson. Dom's first book Be Bop Phrasing for Drums was dedicated to Alan.

Before leaving the East Coast Dom had the opportunity to play with Jazz greats Don Doane, Clark Terry, herb Pomeroy, Dave McKenna, and many other players from the New England area.

in 1978 Dom left for Reno Nevada with guitar player brother Bill, where he soon started working the casino circuit. 1980-1984 he was the house drummer for the MGM Grand and Hello Hollywood Hello Show.

While in Reno other show gigs included, Joan Rivers, Tony Orlando, Shirley Jones, Debbie Reynolds , to name a few. Dom also kept busy with west coast jazz players like, Don Menza, Red Holloway, Herb Ellis, Joe Diorio, Ahmad Jamal.

In 1988 Dom made Phoenix his home and has been busy ever since. Now in his twentieth year at Arizona State University's Jazz Faculty as well as Mesa Community College he keeps a very busy teaching and gigging schedule.

Also busy recording over sixty five Jazz Cd's , which include artists like Carl Fontana, Conte Condoli, Shorty Rogers, Greg Hopkins,and Buddy Childers.

After studying with Cuban Master Walfredo Reyes Sr. in the 1980's in Reno Dom has become active in the Latin percussion world also. His book Latin Percussion for Gringo's as well as his band Cinco De Moio have had much success.

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