Powell has been a professional musician and instructor for over 14 years. A 1989 graduate of Berklee College of Music, Powell majored in song writing with a concentration in percussion performance. Powell’s classical/orchestral resume includes performances with the Buffalo Philharmonic, The Virginia Symphony, and the Virginia Opera.
As a studio musician, he has played on countless recordings... film scores, jingles and CDs for a wide range of clients. Powell can be heard on the score for the remake of Quo Vadis for Premier Pictures playing a wide range of percussion instruments. Additionally, Powell is an instructor in all styles and all levels on drum set as well as music theory, site reading and composition.
Equipment/instruments Powell uses:
"For the Windborne Music shows, I play DW drums and use various snare drums from Ludwig, Tama, Yamaha, Slingerland, Pearl, and DW. I'm really excited to be playing Dream Cymbals exclusively now. They have cymbals to fit any and all of my playing situations from an Eagles ballad to an explosive Zep tune. These cymbals deliver the goods every time! I also use DW drums, remo heads and Vic Firth sticks."