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About Me

Nice to meet you!

I'm an international drum player and teacher based in Philadelphia. My teaching career over the last twelve years has brought me students of all ages and levels, and my performing career has brought me exciting collaborations with talented artists such as Selda Bağcan, Liraz Charhi, Boom Pam and others.

Teaching is as enjoyable and important to me as any other pursuit. In fact, I believe that’s what sets me apart - bringing my experience from the stage and studio to my lessons. Drumming is not a classroom activity, so I focus on the practical things you really want to know, while providing you with the fundamentals you need.

Together, we'll develop a lesson plan that suits your goals and the genres that interest you, whether rock, pop, ethnic, jazz, or anything else. I hope that in my lessons you’ll feel free to have fun, grow, and improve.

More about my story

I currently live in Philadelphia with my wife and 3-year-old son. Here’s more about my background: I was born in 1991 in Tel Aviv, and began playing drums at the age of 10. I attended Tel Aviv’s Aleph High School of the Arts, where I graduated from the Jazz Department. I come from a musical family: My older brother, Assa, is a film and commercial composer, and my younger brother, Ilay (aka Tzukush), is a producer and rapper. In high school, I joined Cheap Karaoke Club, an experimental-rock band that was mainly active in Tel Aviv, led by Itamar Fintzi. We recorded one album and disbanded after several years. I was also hired for the recording sessions for the debut album of singer-songwriter Ori Mark, produced by Uri Brauner Kinrot. The album received positive reviews and produced several successful singles. In 2009, around the time of my high school graduation, my brother Assa, Fintzi and I founded Monti Fiori, a unique band that performed original songs in Italian. We released one album, "Allegro," and in 2014, also several singles in Hebrew. A year later I started taking drum lessons with Doron Giat, who helped me achieve my professional aspirations on the instrument. Later on, I began teaching at Giat's school and worked there for two years. In 2012, I joined Uri Kinrot’s new project, Ouzo Bazooka. The music combined psychedelic rock with Mediterranean influences. The band was praised for its well-crafted sound, blending different styles and influences, and was described as one of the best live bands in the country. I played on the band's second and third albums, which received enthusiastic reviews. Following the albums’ releases, we embarked on extensive tours across Europe, Turkey and India, performing at festivals such as The Great Escape in England and Sziget in Hungary. Parallel to my work with Ouzo Bazooka, I also played with Boom Pam, a veteran Balkan surf-rock band led by Kinrot. Between 2014 and 2019, I recorded several singles and full-length albums with the band. We were lucky to participate in unique collaborations with Japanese Shibuya-Kei singer Mayumi Kojima, with whom we recorded an album and toured Japan, and later with Turkish protest singer Selda Bağcan, with whom we performed at various festivals such as Primavera, Bad Bonn Kilbi, WOMAD, and the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow. In 2016, I was sponsored by the Turkish cymbal company Bosphorus Cymbals. From 2018 to 2021, I played with Israeli actress and singer Liraz Charhi, with whom I performed at festivals such as the Roskilde Festival and the Istanbul International Jazz Festival. I also had the privilege of recording on her album Zan, released in 2020. In 2021, I began playing with Israeli rock band The White Screen in their renewed lineup and recorded several songs for their upcoming album. That year I also began working with influential Israeli rock figure, Maor Cohen. I accompanied him on numerous dates as part of his "Stand-Rock" and "Turbo" tours between 2021-2023, and worked on the recordings for his upcoming release.

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