A Tulsa, Oklahoma native, Phil began playing percussion at age 11. While attending Union High School in Tulsa, OK (1988-1990), he was a member of the Renegade Regiment. The program won the Oklahoma State Championship all three years. In addition, Union made two Finals appearances (1989 & 1990) in the Bands of America® Grand National Championships and won the Bands of America® National Indoor Marching Percussion Festival in 1989. During the 1990 season, Phil was a member of Black Gold Drum & Bugle Corps. While playing in the snare line at the age of 16, Black Gold placed in the Top 25 for the first time in World Class (then, Open Class) at the Drum Corps International® World Championships.
Phil was accepted into The University of North Texas and Middle Tennessee State University. He chose to enter the Recording Industry Management program at MTSU to be close to the Nashville music scene. In 1992-1993, Phil played in the Band of Blue Snare Line at MTSU under the direction of Lalo Davila.
As an artist, Phil has worked with recording and performing artists/ensembles playing Country, Rock, Pop, Contemporary Worship, Jazz, Big Band, and Blues, and has performed throughout North America and in Central America. When he's not on the road, he can be seen in venues and clubs around Nashville performing in artist showcases and special events.
As an educator, Phil has served as a high school percussion director and is an independent private and group instructor in the Nashville area. Drum Set, Marching and Orchestral Percussion Instruction is available to individuals, groups or as a clinic package.
Phil currently plays Yamaha Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Remo Drumheads and uses Innovative Percussion, Inc.® Sticks and Mallets, exclusively.
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