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Conundrum 2014!

Conundrum 2014 Poster

The biggest night in music is almost here! Come be completely inspired by the talent, passion and risk-taking of 16 adorable students as they rock their favorite songs accompanied by Jherek Bischoff, Johnny Bregar Music, Kristen Ferguson, and Drew Holloway on the stage at Bainbridge Performing Arts. FREE and GREAT FOR FAMILIES who don’t mind a little noise! Seriously, you won’t regret it!

Saturday, April 26

7:00 p.m.

Bainbridge Performing Arts, 200 Madison Avenue North


Coming Soon: Conundrum 2014!

Be there! April 26, 2014. 7:00pm Bainbridge Performing Arts.

Conundrum 2013 Recap


Holy cow! Am I the luckiest drum instructor or what?! Conundrum 2013 went off without a hitch. My talented, hard-working and brave students amazed friends and family in our annual recital-turned-rock concert. Every student inspired and engaged the audience. A few highlights for me were having my very shy 4-year-old son join his older brother on tambourine for Weezer’s “Undone” and having Dave Dederer of Presidents of the United States of America join two of my students on PUSA classics “Peaches” and “Lump.” At the end of the show, Dave sneaked up and asked if I’d like to do “Lump” one more time but with me on drums… how could I say “no”?! Ended the night fulfilling a college-aged dream! I’m exhausted, but looking forward to Conundrum 2014! See you there.

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Conundrum 2013!

Let's get ready to rumble!

Let’s get ready to rumble!

It’s almost here! Students are putting the finishing touches on their songs, special guests are being lined up, and posters are at the printer… Conundrum 2013 is just over 2 weeks away!

As usual, your ears will be treated to a wide assortment of songs ranging from a hit by Foreigner to intense drum features by Foo Fighters. Your eyes will be treated to supreme cuteness as kids as young as seven take the stage to rock the house. And your brain will be treated to the wonders of what these kids can pull off!

This year we’ll be making a return to the Island Music Guild at Rolling Bay. We loved last year’s venue, but it was just too small. Everyone is invited to this free showcase which will start at 7:00pm. See you there!

Conundrum 2012 Highlights!

Here it is, after months of trying to salvage footage… Highlights from this year’s big recital for all of my students, Conundrum 2012!

Big Show December 1

I wanted to let you know about a show coming up this Saturday, December 1 at the Moore Theatre. I’ll be in the percussion section (along with my dad and my son) in a concert featuring the music of my brother, Jherek, played by a 50 person orchestra along with very talented guest singers. Yyou might be interested because Jherek has been there for many of you in the past, backing your kid up at Conundrum. This would be an awesome opportunity to see Jherek in his element and expose your kids to an orchestra without having to listen to all that “boring classical music.”

This will be a recreation of the show we did back in February at Lincoln Center in NYC with David Byrne on vocals ( Unfortunately, David is out on tour and can’t do this show, but these singers are just as good… promise! You’ll get to see Mirah, Zac Pennington (Parenthetical Girls), Soko, Jason Webley, Tomo Nakayama and Zola Jesus among others! My dad, Calder and I will be in the percussion section once again too!

Here’s a link to show info:

I really, truly hope to see you there!

Conundrum 2012 Wrap-up

Holy cow! What a NIGHT!

The Island Art Center rumbled on April 14th! 20 amazing performances. 20 amazing students.

Thank you to everyone who took part in Conundrum 2012. Parents, musicians and especially the kids, each of whom took many risks and shared a part of them with us!

Here’s a gallery of photos by the talented Landon Acohido of the event. Check out his site at