Don has over 15 years of teaching experience in the San Diego and La Mesa area.
As a Percussion Class instructor at Grossmont High School and Hillsdale Middle School, Don has taught hundreds of students. Many of them have become instructors and performers throughout the San Diego area.
As a class and private instructor, Don has developed a style of teaching that inspires confidence in students whether you are picking up drumsticks for the first time, or are already rockin’ out in clubs and want to sharpen your skills as a percussionist.
In his years as an instructor of drums and percussion in the San Diego and La Mesa area, Don has built long lasting relationships with many of the local school band and orchestra teachers. In an effort to keep music programs in schools, Don volunteers time to help with school percussion programs as well as independent percussion ensembles throughout the San Diego area.
Currently Don is performing throughout the San Diego area in various bands and recording projects. Aside from his teaching schedule, Don is earning his Bachelors degree in Music Education at San Diego State University.