Educator

Educator

Sammy K is an Educator who works internationally in several Drumming genres.  His unique and dynamic style of teaching is a combination of his playing and teaching experience.  He brings his passion to the teaching of Drum Set, Drum Circles, Marching Percussion and Drum Circle Facilitation in diverse settings including: Jazz Camps, Fortune 500 companies, sports teams, school groups, The Boy Scouts of America, Daimler/Chrysler, The United Nations, university groups, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient ceremony, corporate training, LA County Fair, municipal special events, charity events, Yamaha, Zildjian, Vic Firth and REMO sponsored events. His positive and energized approach to instruction allows all the participants to experience the excitement of Drumming as they learn, and his enjoyment of Drumming is contagious.

He is the creator of the “Groove Boot Camp” program for Jazz Drum Set instruction which he has taught internationally.  This program allows Drummers of all ages and abilities to learn the basics needed to play in a Big Band setting.  He is also the co-creator of “Body Beat” which is a card based educational tool for a Drum Circle experience without any Drums.  He has been the Percussion Instructor for award winning Drum Lines, and marched with the nationally acclaimed MSU Spartan Drum Line.  Sammy does Drum Set clinics and Drum Circle Facilitation internationally, and is an Artist with Remo, Zildjian, Yamaha, Vic Firth,Cympad and Kotz Cajons.

What People Are Saying About Sammy...

"I have worked together with Sammy, on a large variety of performing circumstances. From studio recording to television to live weekly performances with my 20-piece Jazz-Rock ensemble, "This Ain't Your Daddy's Big Band". From the initial telephone contact, till the end of the gig, Sammy is professional, creative and dependable. His concerns to make the project a big success, is a huge asset to anyone using him. Sammy has a unique ability to sense what is needed from him and when. This kind of talent always makes Sammy a pleasure to work with." Rex Merriweather Leader / Trumpet player "This Ain't Your Daddy's Big Band" / Television Executive Producer www.stunttrumpet.com

Sammy K