I'm a jazz drummer and pianist living in Highland Park.
I've studied jazz drumming, harmony, and piano tuning for most of my life from my father Rick Shandling. I studied jazz piano at Alan Swain music studio and earned my BA in music performance from UIC in 2010 where I focused on jazz drums with Ernie Adams.
I've had lots of playing experience with Frank Catalano, side man work in many genres, and composing for and leading my own bands. I'm friends with Dan Pierson and Chris Madsen; we've played some gigs together too.
I have ten years of experience teaching private and group lessons at Anderson Musik in Northbrook, at CROYA at the Lake Forest Rec center, and in private homes.