Gabby moved to Durango in 2017 from New York, and joined our teaching staff. They attended Kent State University where they played in concert, jazz, rock, steel pan, pep, and marching bands. Gabby is well-versed in a variety of styles, including rock, ska, and jazz. As a marching band instructor, they taught at Oceanside High School in New York, and Waterloo High School in Ohio. Their specialties are drum set, drum line, and auxiliary percussion; but as a multi-instrumentalist, they have also played and taught trumpet, flugelhorn, guitar, and piano. Gabby marched in Drum Corps International for 3 years, with the Legends of Kalamazoo Michigan in 2014, and with Jersey Surf in 2015 and 2016. In addition to teaching and playing music, Gabby is a trained chef with a certification from the Natural Gourmet Institute out of New York.
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