Chops Percussion - United States
Derek Felix has been a performer/educator in the Indianapolis area and beyond since 2001. Self-taught on the drum set since age 14, Derek has performed hundreds of shows with various groups in the rock, blues, country, and folk rock genres and has also filled his playing schedule subbing for various cover groups and wedding bands in the Indianapolis area.
Aside from drum set playing, Derek spent many years teaching percussion at various high schools throughout the state of Indiana. His teaching highlights include Center Grove HS in Greenwood, IN; where he served as a battery tech and Concord HS in Elkhart, IN; where he served as the Director of Percussion.
Derek has appeared on recordings and toured with Mike Milligan and Steam Shovel and Cursed for Manners, and has opened for or shared the stage with Joe Bonamassa, Chris Duarte, Justin Moore, and many others. Derek is currently the drummer for up and coming country artist Jai Baker.
Reference Pure Series kit in #377 Scarlet Sparkle Burst
1000 and 2000 Series hardware