Drummer D. Scott Williams was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He began drumming at the age of 8, started playing professionally at the age of 14, and began teaching at the age of 22. Today he enjoys a busy private teaching practice and is an active performer who has played throughout the United States and internationally. He is also the author of The Funky Six, one of Mel Bay's best-selling drum titles, and Drumkit Fundamentals. He has studied drumming privately with many great teachers. Among them are Kim Plainfield, Frank Katz, and Jimmy DeGrasso. Scott endorses Taye Drums and is a member of the Vic Firth Education Team.