Growing up, there was always something about music that compelled Troy. Early memories of
listening to big-band, pop and jazz, dancing to records.. there was always an emotional
Although throughout school he played in jazz band, concert band, drumline, and was awarded
scholarships, school and studying in general never appealed to him. It felt forced, and not at all applicable to what he felt would be his calling. He hit the road instead, touring, recording, and
gaining real-world knowledge of the ins-and-outs of surviving in the business. But it wasn’t until
his move to Los Angeles that he would begin to view music education in another light.. re-
learning the art of playing drums, not as a drummer, but as a MUSICIAN. There’s a big
difference. As a sideman, he learned the value in supporting an artist and their vision, not his
own, and it’s a lesson he took to heart: to serve. After spending almost a decade jumping from
gig to gig, he moved back home to Boise to establish roots, and to help the growing music
In a world of instant gratification, it can be easy to want to jump right to being the center of
attention in YouTube clips, but it’s in the patience of taking your time to build foundational
ability from the ground up, that you find the reward. This is the ethos that Troy works from.
There is value in learning sticking patterns, technique, and how to apply rhythm; dedicating
yourself to a life-long craft.