With over forty years of playing and teaching percussion, Bruce Wayne brings a tremendous amount of professional experience to his teaching. Mr. Wayne has performed a myriad of styles in a variety of settings including The Zilker Park Jazz Festival and Carnegie Hall. He has played with many artists and ensembles including Mitch Watkins, Freefall, Pat Travers, Ray Benson, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Dr. James Polk, Jay Hogenbarton, Floyd Domino, Jumpstart, Gary P. Nunn to name but a few. He holds a Bachelor of Music Performance degree in Percussion from Texas State University and has studied with a variety of professional percussionists including Rod Morgenstein, Jim Hall, Alan Shinn, and Genaro Gonzalez. He is currently the percussion specialist at San Marcos Academy and an active member of the Percussive Arts Society. He currently plays in a variety of musical situations including a Big Band Jazz Ensemble, an eleven piece high energy dance band, and a Jazz trio. Mr. Wayne has always maintained a private teaching practice in addition to his other work. He has taught students of all ages at all levels, and loves sharing his knowledge and experiences with others. His teaching goals run parallel to his performance goals: to be musically versatile and technically proficient, while having an enormous amount of fun in the process.
You can contact Bruce at Bruce @MusicRetreatWillowCreek.com