Sticks and Mallets: Vic Firth
Drum Set: Gretsch Catalina Birch
Cymbals: All Zildjian
I listen to anything that has a great groove. Many genres have their own groove that makes it sound good. The musicians or genres that have impacted my playing: Alternative/Rock (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Jazz (Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Stefan Karlsson Trio), Classical (too many to name), Hip-Hop/R&B (The Roots, Matisyahu, other pop radio artists), and World (Caribbean, Latin/Brazilian, and African)
Jon Quiaoit graduated from Western Illinois University in 2007 with a Bachelors of Music Degree. He is currently the music teacher at Wood View Elementary and Jamie McGee Elementary Schools in Bolingbrook. In addition to teaching elementary music, he also teaches privately to percussion students and is the current Bolingbrook High School Drumline Instructor.
Jon's other recent performing ensembles have included the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra, the Young Naperville Singers, and the Chicago Children's choir. With the Chicago Children's Choir, he had the privilege of playing in the Harris Theatre, opening day of Ravinia for the summer of 2011, and for Mayor Emmanuel's inauguration.