WARRIOR BEAT TEAM
CEO and Co-Founder of Warrior Beat and Former US Navy Corpsman
Trevor Meyer is a nationally recognized Drum Circle Facilitator, Motivational Speaker and Educator who has developed the Warrior Beat Method of Drum Circle Facilitation which combines drumming and mindfulness meditation. Trevor has drummed with thousands of veterans across the United States since Warrior Beat’s creation in 2016.
Trevor realized his passion for playing drums at the age of 5. In 1997 Trevor enlisted as a Hospital Corpsman in the US Navy. He was then sent to Field Medical Service School where he was trained in combat medicine by the USMC. He then served a two year tour overseas as part of the forward deployed Pacific Fleet. Trevor has combined his passion for drumming and military experience to create a movement that will help alleviate suffering and enrich the lives of his fellow veterans. Trevor serves as the CEO and Chief Facilitator of Warrior Beat.
Lead Instructor, Musician and Army Sgt. 1st Class (Ret.)
Mike began his percussion career at age six under the instruction of his father and local working drummer Carl Reyes. At age 15 he continued studying with local teacher Scott Grewell until his graduation from Sandy Valley High School. He then enlisted in The Ohio Army National Guard and attended Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training. After his return from Training he studied percussion performance at The University of Akron under Dr. Larry Schneider, and Mr. Mark Gondor. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts in percussion performance while serving part-time in The National Guard.
While attending college Mike also worked part time at Zampino’s Drum Shop as a private instructor, in addition to working as the percussion instructor at his high school alma mater. In 2003, his unit was mobilized, and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 1, where he served in Northern Iraq from January 2003 until his return in May of 2004. His primary duty while deployed was operating as a member of a convoy escort team, vehicle recovery team, and heavy wheeled truck mechanic. Mike remained on Active Duty for the Next 10 years as a recruiter in E. Company Recruiting and Retention and was posted in the military science department at The University of Akron as a result of his alumni status.
Mike has been earning a living exclusively as a full-time musician and teacher since 2016. Mike is also working as the percussion instructor at both East Canton High School and Canton Central Catholic High School, as well as, teaching private drum lessons during the week. Mike’s percussion specialties include rudimental snare drumming, drum set, djembe, conga, and cajon.
Mike’s Military awards include: The Combat Action Badge, Parachutists Badge, The Recruiting and Retention Master Badge, The Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, The Humanitarian Service Medal, The Army Commendation Medal (x3) The Army Achievement Medal (x4) and several others.