He began studying music with David Killinger (the current bandleader for the Ringling Brothers Blue Band), Rod Leverton and Randy Hogancamp. Shortly after, Brett was recruited by the University of Northern Iowa where he studied Orchestal Percussion, Composition, Drum Set Styles and Jazz Arranging. Brett has also studied Music Performance and Electronic Music at California State University.
Brett has extensive live performance talent proven with such acts as: SHeDAISY (Lyric Street), Matthew West (Universal South), The Jenkins (Capitol), Paul Brandt (Warner Bros.) Carman (Sparrow), and many more. Additionally, he also has become a widely respected studio session player with hundreds of studio dates to his credit working with such artists as: Heather Davis (Arista), Benji Gaither (Provendent), DigiDesign, and such producers as: Kenny Greenburg, Sam Mizell, and David Thiele. Working with such a diverse collection of artists has given Brett the ability to play any type of music style, while not being boxed in by any one genre, in any type of variety of settings. In the past year he has also branched out his talents to include Drum Tech on tour with such acts as: Amy Grant (A&M), Vince Gill (RCA), and Jewel (Atlantic). after being specifically requested for his instrument consulting talents.
Currently, Brett has endorsements with the following: Gretsch Drums, Gibraltar Hardware Aquarian Drumheads, ProMark Drumsticks, Medicine Man Custom Snares, and Tree Works Percussion
"Brett has the rare ability to be both a straight ahead rock drummer and great swing feel drummer at the same time. Plus his rudimental chops make him a total all around player for any musical project." - Charlie Adams (Drummer - Yanni)
"Brett is a drummer with some serious chops and tastful delivery ...A damn good musician." - Ray Kinman (Singer / Songwriter - Nashville,TN).