John was a graduate from Hoover High School where a majority of his time was spent playing drums. He began his drumming career at the age of 11 and has been playing drums for over 30 years. While at Hoover, John made the All City Jazz Band. After high school, John attended Fresno City School where he majored in Music Education and performance, while minoring in history. While at Fresno City, John was the assistant drum instructor at Hoover High and the head drum instructor at Hanford West. He also studied drum set under Stan Glyde and Art Tyler. From 1992-2000, John worked as a sales associate here at Patrick’s Music etc. where he later became the drum instructor. He has also been a drum instructor at Bentley’s Drum Shop. John has performed with many local bands throughout the Fresno/Clovis area.