Dustin has played drums for 14 years and bass for 9. Since then, he has lead over 20+ bands and ensembles, and taught well over 200 students of ALL ages. He has arranged, directed and choreographed several groups as both a member and a teacher, instructed 5 high schools, 3 middle schools, a private music academy, and tons of private students. He is classically trained from well over 30-40 teachers and programs from universities to recreational ensembles. Fluent in many genres and styles. As a percussionist, he specializes in rudimental studies with application to drum set and hand percussion. His foundation is set from experience in both summer and winter drumline. As a bassist, he specializes in finger and slap technique, with several elements of music theory and a compositional approach.