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    Drums Faculty


    With some 40 years of professional experience, Creig serves as Director of the Drum Program at Atlanta Institute of Music and Media (AIMM). He is the author of the "Drum Techniques" curriculum taught in AIMM's classrooms. Creig has been with AIMM since 1991.

    Creig's professional music background includes stints with such artists as The Drifters, The Platters, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, B.J. Thomas, Bo Diddley, The Brothers Brooks, and many others. While performing with The Brothers Brooks, Creig toured seven European countries and throughout the Southeastern United States

    Creig began his music career in high school and majored in music at Alabama's Jacksonville State University where he played snare in the drum corps and was Percussion Section Leader in the symphony. He went on to teach several high school drum lines and was a clinician at the 1992 DCI Summer Games.

    Currently a session drummer and Orchestra Director at Mt. Paran Church in Marietta, Creig recently traveled to Russia and the Pacific Northwest with Mt. Paran, and has recorded several CDs with the organization.

    He has also served as a judge for the Southeastern National Teen Talent competition.

    In addition to his work at AIMM and Mt.Paran, Creig frequently records at various studios in Atlanta and tours the Southeast with different musical groups.
     


    AWARDS/ACHIEVEMENTS
    2013 Emmy Award Winner
    Recording Academy Governor (Atlanta Chapter) full term from 2002-2006
    Who's Who in Music
    John Philip Sousa Award Winner
    Louie Armstrong Award Winner
    Slingerland/Zildjian "Most Outstanding Jazz Drummer" Award

    ENDORSEMENTS
    YAMAHA DRUMS, ZILDJIAN CYMBALS, and VIC FIRTH DRUMSTICKS.

    RECORDS AND TOURS
  • TLC: Fanmail
  • TLC: 3D
  • TLC tours: 1999-present
  • TLC: Unpretty Remixes: Germany and Australia
  • Monica: The Boy is Mine
  • Monica: Makings of Me
  • Texas: Greatest Hits
  • Texas: Song Book: Best of Texas
  • Doria Roberts: Radio Doria
  • Doria Roberts: Restoration
  • Doria Roberts: Woman Dangerous
  • Joi Gilliam: Star Kitty's Revenge
  • Joi Gilliam: Amoeba Cleansing Syndrome
  • Rehab: Graffiti the World
  • Shawn Desman: Back for More
  • Bill Hart: Subject to Change
  • Bill Hart: This is Why
  • Adam Nitti: Liquid Blue
  • Adam Nitti: Balance
  • Adam Nitti:
  • Pat Walsh: Egghead
  • FLED Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • WOO Motion Picture Soundtrack

  • TESTIMONIALS
    "Tom has the ability to make any contemporary musical situation sound and feel great with just the right amount of fire, feel, and groove. His dedication to the instrument should be admired by all, and he is purely professional in every aspect." - Dave Weckl

    "Tom's technique is clean, precise, contemporary, and extremely musical." - Modern Drummer Magazine

    "Tom is a great drummer and very easy to work with. I have enjoyed working with Tom on several TLC tours and in the studio. He is professional and responsible and gets the job done." Bill Diggins (TLC manager)

    "Drummer Tom Knight actually "out-Weckls" Dave at times with his precision combination of single/double stroke technique around the drumkit and his strong sense of funk fusion grooves."- Mike Haid - Modern Drummer Magazine

    "This is the difference: Other drummers play to the click, but with Tom Knight, the click plays to HIM." - Mike McKnight - Programmer for TLC, Madonna and Mariah Carey

    "Unbelievable! Totally Awesome! Tom is a human MPC 3000!" - Dallas Austin
     
    Eric Sanders is a drummer and classical percussionist, originally from New York. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Music Education and was awarded the prestigious Performer's Certificate in Classical Percussion Performance from Penn State and went for his Masters Degree in Jazz Performance on the drumset at NYU. He studied with John Riley and Dom Famularo, as well as taking some private lessons with Jojo Mayer and Mike Clark. One of the main drum instructors at the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, Eric has been teaching, gigging and recording in Atlanta since 1996 and has toured throughout the U.S. and overseas, working with numerous groups and artists that run the gamut of musical styles. He has released 2 solo percussion CD's on his own label, Flam Five Records, and is currently working on a 3rd disc, as well as writing a snare drum book.
     


    Born in 1986, Jerome Flood hails from Rochester NY, and got his first drum set at the age of 2. He graduated from Gates Chili High & Monroe Community College, and has an Associate Degree in Music Performance. Jerome is also a graduate of the Atlanta Institute of Music's Drum Department. Since graduation, Jerome has played for Musiq Soulchild, Ricardo Sanchez, RL (Next), and DefJam artist August Alsina. Jerome's self-titled, debut drum album entitled ‘JEROME FLOOD II' was released in 2011. And on his second album entitled 'Flood Nation', Travis Barker & Pastor Troy accompany Jerome on the recording, and this album also features the single ‘Night of Ya Life' which features RL (former member of 'NEXT').
    Awards and Achievements:


    Guitar Center Drum Off 2008 winner
    Featured drum solo on the Carson Daly Show