Corey is a Rome, NY native who has been playing drums professionally since he was 13. After graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2000, he began his professional career in private teaching. Since then, he's had professional teaching careers in Seattle, Long Island, Boston, and now he's back in Rome NY.
Corey has performed all over the US and abroad, including Costa Rica and Panama. In 2001, he traveled to Africa to study traditional drumming of the Ewe and Dagbomba people of Ghana.
Corey currently runs a private teaching studio out of Gary's Music in Rome, NY, where students of all ages and levels can come to study drumming in a relaxed atmosphere.
Corey is adjunct faculty at Utica College and Herkimer Country Community College. He continues to work with independent musicians both live and in the studio.
When he's not teaching, Corey can be found spending time with his wife, Susan, and their two children, Sam and Molly.
Performing credits include:
Marc Seales, Heatwarmer, Christian Arthur, Edan, GKoop, Nate Carpenter, Peter Stoltzman, Don Grusin, Will Calhoun, Al Schnier, Sam Kininger, Joe Magnarelli, Nancy Kelly, Dom Famularo, Ben Wright, Dino Losito, Jeff Palmer, Rick Montalbano, Victoria Vox, Oli Rockberger, Dave Holmes, Stu Brooks and Mike Dubaniewicz