Grammy awarded drummer, music educator, recording engineer and producer. Hailing from Cincinnati Ohio, his first teacher was Jack Volk (a stickler for details) who remained Billy’s only teacher from 9 yrs old to 15. Ward states, “The biggest thing Cincinnati did for me, outside of studying with Mr. Volk, was James Brown. Everybody played that stuff there and I played with some of the funkiest, best musicians anyone could want, let alone a teenager!” Billy additionally had a five hour lesson with Elvin Jones when he was 17. Billy: “Elvin’s generosity to me is paid back in part every time I perform a teaching event or share my concepts with students. Elvin was a kind soul that has influenced me tremendously.” After attending two different music schools in Cincinnati and North Texas, Billy moved to New York City to pursue his career in music.
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