Musical Influences: Herman's mom who still plays piano and organ in church every Sunday. Also, Herman's uncle who played organ and had his own band. Herman began playing drums in his uncle's band at the age of 11. He loves music of all kinds, ranging from Jazz to Country & Western. Some names that come to mind include: Chick Webb, Gene Krupa, Charley Watts, Ginger Baker, John Bonham, Keith Moon, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Ronny Tutt, Larry London, Steve Jordan, Charley Drayton, Steve Gadd, Jim Keltner, Jeff Porcaro, Dennis Chambers, David Garibaldi and Buddy Rich.
Musical Training: Interlochen and The High School of Performing and Visual Arts. Also, the school of hard knocks.