I seems like I have always been involved with music in one way or another. In the early 1970s, I was an on air progressive rock disk jockey. Sometime, not too long after that I had a professor who started every class with us clapping in rounds. He invited us to fill in the spaces with our own improvisations and that is all it took to launch me into the world of percussion.
More recently, some years ago I took the classes and became a drum circle facilitator. I have accumulated enough drums and percussion instruments to be able to put on a 50 person drum circle, so what you see in the picture of my kit is just the main stuff I use. My storeroom looks like the wall of drums at the Remo Music Center (well….maybe not quite as many!).
A couple of years ago I discovered the cajon. I instantly loved it and after jamming with my musician friends, decided to really learn how to play it, so I started taking lessons with Homero Chavez. He has really opened up my mind to the possibilities of using the cajon in popular music.
So here I am. I am looking for opportunities to be involved in making music. Having been a progressive rock DJ, I have eclectic tastes in music, as my 2000+ LP record collection will attest to. There is very little in the way of music that I do not like. I guess I ought to come up with one of those favorites lists.
I am not a drum kit drummer, so I am either going to be the percussion section in a band with a drummer or the percussionist for a band that would rather not have a drummer but still would like to have percussion.