Jay Petersma

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United States

Music is a second 'career' but a first love. Playing percussion through the college and graduate school years, I've had the opportunity to learn from [and sometimes perform with] some of the great drummers. I really enjoy playing jazz, funk/R&B and Latin music. ~

My grandfather, who died 16 years before I was born, was a "big band" drummer in the late 1930's, and early 1940's, and I'd like to think I'm passing his genes along, as my daughter is now band director, and majored in percussion at one of the nations top music colleges. ~

A drum corps nut at heart, I have been the drum line instructor for our local high school marching band since 2005, which is why I wrote most of the basic drills posted here. When time permits, I do a little private teaching, and also play drums for a contemporary praise band at my church. ….and when I'm not drumming, I practice as an Optometrist!