I have been a percussion mentor since the beginning of the School of Honk. I also play snare drum and percussion with the Second Line Social Aid and Pleasure Society Brass Band. I have played drums since my teen years when I dreamed of being the next Elvin Jones. When I realized I had neither the talent nor the ability to stay up for the late set I set my sights to the streets. School of Honk has been an amazing opportunity to share the experience of playing for whomever happens to pass by, to draw them in, and to make them smile. It has been life-changing for so many folks, including me, and I look forward to the future of this project.