Skyler Grillo is a music educator and percussionist from Dartmouth, MA, as well as a Steel Drum specialist. He is a senior currently at University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, where his major is Music Education. Some of his awards include the Dartmouth H.S. Percussion Ensemble (WGI Indoor Percussion Circuit) 2008-2011, PSW GOLD MEDALIST in 2008 and 2009, Dartmouth H.S. Marching Band High Percussion Awards 2007,2008, 2009, 2010, and many others. He has been taught by Jamie Eckert. Tom Aungst, Neil Sylvia, Michael Blancaflor, and Andy Kim. He is currently a percussion technician for the New Bedford H.S. Whaler Marching Band and the All City Middle School Band (New Bedford, MA). He has worked as a technician and clinician in the past for Plymouth H.S.s and Dartmouth Public Schools. He is also a member of the UMASS Dartmouth Kekeli African Drum and Dance Ensemble. Steel Pan Jazz Playing is one of his newer passions.