Hello, My name is Elder Merchant. I'm a Drummer/Percussionist living in Brooklyn. I attend college at The Art Institute of New York, for a two year Associates degree in Graphic Design and Concept Design. I have been playing drums for 11 years and I tour and gig frequently. I'm currently in two bands, each with a different style. I also session for other artist or bands, if they need someone to play drums or percussion. I give private drum lessons occasionally but not as much as I would want to. I have a Band Residency at Milk River Club Lounge in Brooklyn, that the band and I play once a week. I also freelance with Photography, Graphic Arts and design. I'm looking for an opportunity to share what knowledge that I have with others. I need that extra push, that comes from being a teacher. I find myself learning more about my craft and character when I'm teaching others. I would love to join your team and show the relevance that Art and Music have on our communities, schools and children.