Neil has dedicated most of his life to playing drums starting from childhood through college, studying at S.U.N.Y. Fredonia, to now teaching at New York Music Emporium. He has played in several jazz/fusion bands landing gigs throughout Long Island and New York City. Neil has been teaching for 12 years while preparing students of all ages and ability levels for school concert band, jazz band, all levels of N.Y.S.M.A. and for personal enjoyment as well. He works through a wide variety of books and employs all techniques including the Moeller Technique. Neil teaches many styles ranging from Rock, Jazz, Latin to R & B. Through all of his years of practicing, performing and teaching, Neil has adequately cultivated his skills to pass his craft onto others. He makes learning fun and gives the utmost care, patience and respect to all of his students.