bentaikoI received a Bachelor of Music in Percussion Performance from Duquesne University in 2002, and a Masters in Music Performance from Southern Methodist University in 2004.I have performed as a freelance percussionist in the Pittsburgh and Dallas/Fort Worth areas.

Beyond my classical activities, I am also a founding member of the group Pittsburgh Taiko, a Japanese drumming group based in Pittsburgh. For videos of Pittsburgh Taiko’s performances, visit the group’s YouTube channel.