Growing up in the studio environment, Rory’s grandfather was a country and western artist who owned and operated his own recording studio, record label and publishing company. As a result, Rory grew up around musicians and music. After cutting his teeth with local musicians on the New Orleans music circuit, Rory moved to Los Angles to attend Musicians Institute Of Technology. This lead to several bands and recording projects in the Los Angeles area. After graduating from Percussion Institute of Technology with honors, Rory studied with drum legends Gregg Bissonette and Guy Gelso. Starting a national touring and recording career and also releasing two instructional videos, “Essentials of Rock Drumming” and “The Linear Double Bass Shuffle Concept”, He also won several awards for The Drum Wars Contest. Rory has recorded Drum Tracks for Sony artist Charlotte Church’s “The Passion” and “Tissues and Issues” and Nocturnal Records artist Fall From Eden which features songs on MTV’S Road Rules/Real World Challenge. Rory has also been featured in Modern Drummer and DRUM! magazines and wrote a monthly educational drum column for the Tambalaya music magazine. Working closely with famed producer Dave Fortman, fine tuning drums in the studio for major record companies. Some of those artist have been Evanescence, Mudvayne, Disturbed, Art of Dying, Otep, A Simple Plan and 12 Stones. Learning miking techniques, Pro Tools and audio engineering in the “Big Studio” environment with Dave Fortman has been invaluable to Rory and Drumninja Studio. Moving to Nashville to pursue a career as a session drummer, Rory has recorded for producers Bil Vorndick, David Hall and Malcolm Springer , Nashville Songwriters Mike Mobley, Wendall Mobley, George Teren, John Knight and Kelley Lovelace to name a few. He has also recorded midi files for midi loop guru Groove Monkee, producing Hard Rock, Country 2 , Blues Rock , Lead Head, Big Easy Beats and Country Outlaw midi Packs. Rory has also appeared on countless recording sessions, T.V. shows and radio broadcasts, even playing at the Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers football game for 72,000 screaming football fans.