With a BA in psychology and an MSW from Columbia University, John Rubin served as a child therapist and social worker for over 15 years. While working with children, he observed that the love of music can make a powerful difference in how an individual relates to the world. An accomplished drummer, Rubin has performed at CBGB’s, The Bottom Line, Symphony Space, Webster Hall and The Mercury Lounge, among other venues, and has recorded regularly throughout his career. Rubin’s musical training includes a period of study at The Drummer’s Collective with Michael Lauren and Fred Klatz, as well as studying privately with Andrew Cyrille and Master Drummer Michael Carvin. Most important, however, is the rapport Rubin has cultivated both with his staff and with his students, based on the belief that personal expression is at the heart of meaningful music.