Artist & Educator
With over 18 years experience teaching music at the university level Wayne is sought after for his extensive knowledge and real life experiences as a working musician. He holds the position of adjunct faculty percussion instructor at Loyola University in New Orleans since 2001. In addition to private students, Wayne teaches and arranges for the Afro-Cuban Percussion Ensemble, Jazz Combo, and has taught bass & drums workshops, guest lectured in music appreciation classes and performs with the Loyola Faculty Jazz Sextet. He has given clinics at several universities in southeast Louisiana and has traveled as far as Atlanta, Georgia and Seattle, Washington to give clinics and work with school jazz bands. Wayne’s extensive teaching experience includes serving as jazz drum instructor at Tulane University from 2002 till 2005 and Delgado Community College from 1997 till 2016. Many of his students have gone on to professional careers in the music industry.
Wayne’s approach to the drums is based on fundamentals such as technique, independence and reading. Through years of teaching he realized that many young drummers lack these skills. That fact lead him to write his instructional book, THE MULTI-STYLIST DRUMMER, which teaches all these skills in the context of playing grooves every drummer should know. Funk, Jazz, Shuffle, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, Caribbean and New Orleans grooves, are just some of the many styles discussed within. The book includes over 75 pages of exercises in increasing difficulty levels. Every drummer from beginners to advanced players can find helpful information here. Also included are sections on brush techniques and chart reading examples.
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