Happy 2016 and I hope your year is off to a superb beginning! I was marinating on the concept of Social Media today and had this revelation (I'm sure I'm not the first) that the once widely held premise that everyone person on Earth is separated only by 6 other people might have actually been [...]
Aloha my friend! I wanted to share some really neat photos from my recent trip to Hirsoshima, Japan. I just love what they were able to do with Christmas lights. It's called the Hiroshima Illumination. I hope you enjoy and most of all hope you enjoy your holiday season surrounded by those you love. --Von [...]
I hope as you read this, you are having a terrific day wherever you are in the World. In 15 + years of teaching hundreds of drum students, I have learned much about the human spirit and will to persevere. My drum students inspire me everyday when they show up to drum lessons ready to [...]
Aloha and I hope your September was filled with warm memories that will last a lifetime. I just returned from my trip to Japan performing with the legendary Jazz clarinetist Yoshimas Kasai and an all-star band that included Hawaii's very own John Kolivas on bass. John and I performed two exciting concerts with Mr. Kasai [...]
Aloha and I hope you have had a chance to relax this August before the hustle and bustle of the Fall season begins! I recently traveled to Kansas City and Springfield, MO and Seattle, WA and wanted to share some moments from my trip.