Professional drummer, Brian Ford, has been playing and recording in the Milwaukee area for the past 30 years. He specializes in drum set and Latin Percussion and is currently playing with a variety of musical groups including Milwaukee Jazz Band OPUS, The Tom Anthony Band, The Tom Source Group, Brent Mitchell Trio, and Ford-Arecco-Beaumcamino. In addition to performing, Brian is also a seasoned percussion instructor and has developed and published a series of instructional drum set method books. In addition to working with local schools, Brian also offers private instruction at Pacetti’s Maestro music store in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Teaching students to play percussion has been an integral part of my professional music career for the past thirty years. My training had its beginnings in private drum lessons which I began at age eight. After progressing through the school band programs, I went on to study as music major at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Following my college years, I spent two years on the road playing with various groups in different genres of music. I eventually settled back in the Milwaukee area where I have spent the last twenty years performing, recording, and teaching. ~ Brian