Mr. Rocky has been taught drum lessons at Stafford Music Academy in Bloomington for4 years where Rocky completed his undergraduate degree in music. Since touring and recording with critically acclaimed 'Heartland Trio', 'Borderlands Trio', and 'Rocky Martin Ensemble', Rocky currently resides in Seattle after spending time performing and touring in New York City. Since graduating from Indiana University's prestigious Jazz Studies program in Bloomington, Rocky is a Vic-Firth educational contributing artist, NAFME collegiate author, and shedthemusic online educator. Originally hailing from Chicago IL, Rocky has instructed percussion and drumline for the Oak Lawn Community High School Marching Band Summer Camps since 2016, held the rhythm section faculty position at Chicago Jazz Philharmonic's Summer Jazz Academy since 2018, and returned as an alumnus in 2020 to present drum set and rhythm section master classes at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music campus. Rocky is excited and passionate to educate and perform as a means of giving back to the musical community at large.