The Story of The Classic Vibe

When something bothers me, I write about it. That is my philosophy, and if you look for a seed of inspiration in my writing, you will find that theme. As a percussion educator, much has bothered me through the years, and hopefully my articles and books have helped...

Welcome to my new website!

Welcome and I’m very excited to launch my new website! I first want to thank and recognize Whit Wagner at Liquid Propaganda for his world-class web design. I will do my best to post once a week and also keep my blogs short and packed with quality content. I...

5 Things Teachers Can Learn About Excellence From Steve Jobs

I have always believed that teaching is leading, and to become a better teacher, one must become a better leader. In my mind, leadership is about 5 things: standards, culture, vision, courage, and communication. In the business world, one man stands out when thinking...

12 Keys to an Excellent Presentation

I am currently reading Jane Atkinson’s new book, The Epic Keynote, in preparation for being the faculty keynote speaker at five Transfer Student Orientations this summer at Clemson University.  As I read Jane’s excellent book and practice my short 7-minute...

Insane Productivity 1

I am excited to be participating in Darren Hardy’s Insane Productivity program this summer!  Darren is the publisher of Success magazine and he has earned my trust and respect with his authentic communication and valuable content.  In his opening video, Darren...

Working Toward Excellence at PASIC

Honored to be asked by the PAS Executive Committee to speak about Working Toward Excellence to emerging leaders at the 2013 Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Indianapolis in November.

Working Toward Excellence nominated for Amazon's The Big Deal

The Kindle version of WORKING TOWARD EXCELLENCE is now being featured at an incredible price on Amazon’s Big Deal Promotion July 19- August 4 at http://tinyurl.com/kwt2wn6.  It was one of 4 titles nominated by Morgan James Publishing this time...

Working Toward Excellence nominated for Amazon’s The Big Deal

The Kindle version of WORKING TOWARD EXCELLENCE is now being featured at an incredible price on Amazon’s Big Deal Promotion July 19- August 4 at http://tinyurl.com/kwt2wn6.  It was one of 4 titles nominated by Morgan James Publishing this time...

10 Tips to Becoming a Better Writer

The ability to write well is one of the most valuable and marketable skills you can possibly have.  Quality writing is expected at every stop on your career path, from research papers and assignments for school, to applications and cover letters for jobs, to articles...