I started my music appreciation by taking piano lessons for 6 years. By the time I was 13 I knew that I was born to play the drums and so I joined our local Drum and Bugle Corps. This was where I received all of my rudimental training and practice discipline. I marched with them
for 6 years.
By the time I graduated from high school I was ready to get in my first band. I was asked to play in a dance band that played Polkas and Waltzes and we played 5 nights a week!Since then I have played a variety of different music in many different bands including….Dixieland, Jazz, Blues, Broadway Musicals, Symphonic, Church Contatas and Classic Rock.
I have been teaching and working with school drum lines for the last 37 years and continue to give private lessons as well. This past year I started doing virtual drum lessons to students from all over the country including some students from other parts of the world. I am currently working as a Drumeo Coach which reaches students from all over the world.I am also a church organist for the past 40 years, I play congas, cajon, bongos, djembe, ukulele, and guitar.
In other words, I love music.
Dorothea endorses Paiste cymbals.