Chad was first introduced to the drum set while in the 2nd grade by his older brother and sister who took lessons from their local youth pastor. At first he just watched then play but within a couple of years he was playing in the church worship band. He played in the school jazz choir, a local metal band, and participated in the school drum line. At a very young age he developed a passion for teaching, at first just to earn “gas money” but it grew from there.
After graduating high school Chad joined the Christian Rock/Pop Worship band called Sixteen Cities which gained international recognition. While touring the band was sponsored by a private Christian college and Chad earned his BA in Bible & Theology while on the road. Recently married, Chad still plays occasional shows and teaches drums at The Track Studio.