Teacher of the Week - Todd Pease

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RiverCity Rock Star Academy Teacher
Bass, Guitar and Drums

When did you start playing music and what was/is your influence for playing music? 
I started playing percussion in the 3rd grade and haven’t stopped playing music since. My first musical influence was the Beach Boys.

What is your favorite song you’ve helped direct at RiverCity? 
There are so many great songs that I’ve been fortunate to help with at RiverCity, but I’d have to say my favorite has been ‘Big Money’ by Rush.

What do you like about RiverCity? 
RiverCity is a great safe atmosphere for students of all ages to explore and enjoy music. It’s also a great place to network with others on musical projects.

What are your favorite bands/artists right now? 
I’d say Testament. But I’ll always love Kiss.

What advice would you give to aspiring musicians? 
Practice, practice, practice. And move around while you are practicing.

What’s something unique about you? 
I have a large vinyl record collection and Kiss memorabilia collection.

What things do you do when you’re not at RiverCity? 
By day, I’m an Environmental, Health and Safety Specialist for an international food manufacturing company. I enjoy spending time with my family and I like to do outdoor activities such as fishing and hiking.

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