Dan has a growing list of mentors who shared their passion and knowledge with him. In honor of the great teachers who continue to help, motivate, and support Dan, take a look and see where all this knowledge comes from. Here are their names and links to their websites. Enjoy!!

Buddy Deppenschmidt, Jazz Legend , played for many Jazz Greats including Charlie Byrd. He teaches out of Bucks County Pa. Buddy started the boss nova craze of the 1960's with his Latin jazz rhythms.


Tommy Igoe, Author, drummer, and teacher, this guy does and plays it all. One of the top performers and teachers in the world!


Dom Famularo, Known as Drumming's Global Ambassador and voted #2 best private drum instructor in the world  of 2016, Dom  is  the nicest guy I've ever met. He is truly a special man.


Scott Williams, Author, Teacher, Player, wonderful guy with a great facility. 


 Kevin Soffera, drummer, producer, sound engineer, played for Breaking Benjamin and Seether. Wonderful guy, great teacher.


John SanFilippo, my very first teacher, great guy with a crazy awesome sense of humor. He is the Owner of the California Drum Shop in Bethlehem PA.


Dan with mentors Dom Famularo(left) and Buddy Deppenschmidt(right)