Independent, St. Martin Independent Indoor Percussion
Neil has been posting content to YouTube since 2008. Amassing millions of views, he has been afforded the opportunity to collaborate with musicians around the world on a regular basis including a full-length progressive rock album with American multi-instrumentalist, Cailyn, and the Ohio-based rock group, Survive the Storm. In addition to teaching students privately, Neil also serves on the design staff for WGI World finalist, St. Martin Independent Indoor Percussion. He was also a past member of Gulf Coast Color Guard & Percussion Circuit Hall of Fame Inductee, and WGI World Bronze Medalist, Harrison Central High School’s ”Paragon”. While studying at the University of South Alabama, he performed with The Jazz Ensemble, Wind Ensemble, Basketball Pep Band and Percussion Ensemble. His past teaching and arranging experience includes Harrison Central High School, Davidson High School, and St. Paul’s Episcopal High School. He currently endorses PolyNome Metronome, Gorilla Ears Professional In-Ear Music Monitors, StickPro and Drumlites Professional Drum LED Lighting.
WGI World Championships 1998 - The group I was performing with locked in and brought it home like I've never felt before.
I want to leave this world with something better than what I found it with. Because of this, I'm on a constant journey to discover and try new things. I have an urge to create that never goes away.
They are just done right. My love for Vic Firth goes deep since I picked up my first pair of Ralph Hardimon’s in 1994. Any VF stick feels like an extension of yourself and allows you to create without feeling like there are any barriers. Over the years I’ve tried many different sticks and mallets and I always come back to one, conclusive answer — Vic Firth.
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