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Garrett has dedicated his life to studying and authentically performing drums and percussion from all corners of the earth. He is a self-proclaimed student of music for life and has been a drum educator in high demand for nearly 20 years in the Sarasota, Bradenton, Manatee, and Venice areas. Garrett has studied with well known drumming luminaries such as Babatunde Olatunji, Armen Halburian, Dave Weckl, John Riley, Horacio “El Negro” Hernandez, Gumbi Ortiz, Steve Smith, and many other prolific drummers.
Extremely vast and eclectic is the only way to summarize Garrett’s performance background. He has worked with many artists in the fields and sub-categories of Classical, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Reggae, Ska, Calypso, Salsa, Cuban, Brazilian, Latin Jazz, Folk, Soul, Funk, Psychedelic, African Soukous, Flamenco, Meditative, American Southern Rock, and Avant-Garde.
With a true passion for sharing what he has learned, Garrett joyfully specializes in Drum Set, Djembe, Congas, Timbales, classical percussion, and many other global percussion instruments. Beginner to pro level instruction is offered. Garrett has helped many drummers improve their feel, reading, technique, independence, fluidity, time, rudiments, creativity, chops, musical brain, practice routines, and attitude enabling his students to pursue professional careers in music. Garrett also has extensive experience teaching drums and percussion to students on the Autism Spectrum.