My son received lessons from Tony for about a year and a half. Over that time Tony helped him develop his drumming technique while being caring and encouraging creativity and following his own personal goals with his music. Tony is a great teacher who has a lot of experience with drumming and he has many skills to offer to students. Besides being great at teaching, Tony was also been extremely considerate and patient and I remember he spent hours browsing the inventory in Craigslist and eventually helped us find a great drum set. We had to change drum teacher for my son when Tony went on tour last year. We will surely have Tony teach him again when time is right.