Been playing since I was 12 and had 4 years of piano prior to that. I've studied with Charlie Persip, Joe LaBarbera, and Bill Meligeri. Even had a lesson with Tony Williams. I've been playing with a couple of Jazz groups out in NJ. I'm not going to set the world on fire, but I have fun. I'll be playing in Red Bank at a couple of venues in July. I built my own drumset last year and they came out very nice.
Made my own drums from Keller shells: 16x18 bass, 8x10, 14x14, 5x14 snare; all maple. I use Dream Bliss cymbals, and Vic Firth 7a wood tip sticks