Sammy K is a Drum Circle Facilitator for Remo, Inc. and UpBeat Drum Circles, as well as an educator who works internationally in several Drumming genres. His unique and dynamic style of teaching is a combination of his playing and teaching experience. He brings his passion to the teaching of Drum Set, Drum Circles, Marching Percussion and Drum Circle Facilitation in diverse settings including: Jazz Camps such as the Music For All Summer Symposium, Fortune 500 companies (Daimler/Chrysler), sports teams, school groups, The Boy Scouts of America, The United Nations, university groups, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient ceremony, The Pasadena Tournament of Roses, corporate training, LA County Fair, municipal special events, and charity events. Sammy is also a musician at Disneyland.
His positive and energized approach to instruction allows all the participants to experience the excitement of Drumming as they learn, and his enjoyment of Drumming is contagious. This Grammy-nominated musician combines his musical experience and passion for Recreational Drumming to provide a one-of-a-kind Drum Circle experience for the participants and the clients alike. His innovative approach to the Drum Circle and his exposure in the Drum Set community are helping to draw new groups to Recreational Drumming that might not otherwise participate. He has been published as a writer on the subject of Recreational Drumming, and appears in DVD’s on the subject.
Sammy is the creator of the “Groove Boot Camp” program for Jazz Drum Set instruction which he has taught internationally. This program allows Drummers of all ages and abilities to learn the basics needed to play in a Big Band setting. He is also the co-creator of “Body Beat”, which is a card-based educational tool for a Drum Circle experience without any Drums. He has been the Percussion Instructor for award-winning drum lines, and marched with the nationally acclaimed Michigan State University Spartan Drumline. Sammy conducts Drum Set clinics and Drum Circle Facilitation internationally, and is an artist with Remo, Zildjian, Yamaha, Vic Firth, Cympad and Kotz Cajons.