I have been teaching and playing for the last 15 years after making a career change to follow my heart and do what I love. I have students that have been with me since age 5 and are now headed to college. I have played for churches, university and high school theatre departments, cover bands, original artists, a major symphony, facilitate drum circles, worked as a booking agent, and lead my own band ( Xavier and Company). I am a Remo trained drum circle facilitator and studied with two-time Grammy award winning drummer from the Yellowjackets band Will Kennedy.
I believe all artistic endeavors are a good source of therapy, belonging and self discovery. I care about my students and want them to succeed not only in music, but in life as well.