TJ has had a long career performing as a live-stage concert and studio musician, performing multiple musical styles. Over the years, he has played with many popular regional and national acts, including Wille Nelson, Linda Ronstadt, Rhonda Vincent (2015 Grammy nominee for Best Bluegrass Album), bluesman Jimmy Vaughn, and harmonica legend Howard Levy.
As a drummer's coach, TJ specializes in helping players of all ages develop precision timing, increased ease, fluidity, and dexterity by incorporating ideal ergonomics to eliminate unnecessary stress and strain, and how to play with greater “feel.”
“My goal with new or young players is to help them quickly achieve the skills necessary to perform with others at a professional level, including how to structure productive practices and rehearsals for maximum progress and success, but I also work with seasoned players who want to eliminate any “bad drumming habits” that get in the way of performing at a greater, more balanced and consistent professional level. Above all, learning and playing drums should be fun! TJ is a great asset to IOS, determined to make learning, practicing, and playing an enjoyable and fulfilling experience.”