Liberated from Corporate Life (Music Calls)

After a long-term successful career as a software development engineer, I no longer pursue computer software positions. Why?

According to Wikipedia: “Multipotentiality is an educational and psychological term referring to the ability and preference of a person, particularly one of strong intellectual or artistic curiosity, to excel in two or more different fields.”

I have to admit — it is much more fun being a musician than a software engineer. While in the software industry, I concurrently enjoyed being a part time professional drummer and instructor. In retrospect, even though I’ve had a long and prosperous career as a software development engineer, music calls. So I have recently been able to break away from the software industry and return full-time to my roots as a musician.

It is so fun! As a professional drummer as well as a seasoned instructor/clinician for snare drum and drum set, I help beginner, intermediate and advanced students discover their propensity to play well. Students are instructed on what, how and when to practice and learn how to synchronize their fine motor skills solidifying their time keeping, beats, fills and improvisational abilities.

Students are taught how to methodically break down and learn basic and advanced beats as well as complex polyrhythms. Several genres are covered including Rock, Pop, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Reggae, Rock/Funk/Jazz/Latin Fusion, Heavy Metal, and more.

Who is John carl?

John played his first snare drum at six years old when his school music teacher brought one to music class.  She let the students play the drum while she played Yankee Doodle on the piano.  John played the correct rudimental pattern to that song never having had a lesson.  His music teacher praised him for his natural ability.  John went on to learn to read music, play in bands, and played his first live gig at 18 years old and has been playing ever since.  He began instructing drum set and snare in his early 20’s.  John was named as one of Boston’s top drummers at the ‘Best Drummer in Boston’ competition in 1990.