Reb began performing professionally in Dayton, Ohio at the age of fifteen in various musical settings from small groups to big bands. Reb's musical journey includes extensive road work in the early 70s with the show band Quintessence also featuring Daytonian, Jim McCutcheon. Reb also performed with the successful lounge act, The Windsor Brothers.
Reb's primary instructor and major influence was Jim Green, teacher and regional Rogers drum endorser. Reb began teaching private drum lessons while still in high school, teaching at Drumville & Guitarland and Harmony Heights in Dayton, Ohio.
Reb's drum influences are Marvin Cox (WLW-TV), Buddy Rich, Joe Morello, Danny Seraphine, Tony Williams, Elvin Jones, Jeff Porcaro, Philly Joe Jones, Shelly Manne, Roy Haynes, Roy Burns, Steve Gadd, Steve Smith, John Von Ohlen and many others.
Reb specializes in working with Elementary through High School students, offering snare drum and drum set studies. Reb instructs and accepts students from Kettering , Bellbrook, Centerville, Oakwood, and Miamisburg areas (Dayton, Ohio).
Reb plays Yamaha drums, Aquarian & Evans drum heads, Zildjian cymbals, Vic Firth SD10, Carmichael Throne and his ever dependable, vintage Premier 252 bass drum pedal.
Reb is a vintage drum enthusiast, and welcomes other vintage drum collectors to contact him regarding their collections. Email Reb at email@example.com for general questions regarding bookings and Drum Lessons.