brewstersmith@churchstreetschool.org

Brewster Smith had his first professional gig at the age of 12 with a wedding band in New Jersey called the Good Time Revue. He continued to play the drums for that band for the next 15 years until they disbanded. After moving to New York City in 1987 he began playing and touring with Punk bands throughout the US and Europe including Letch Patrol and Youth Gone Mad. Brewster was also the drummer, co-writer and music director for White Courtesy Telephone, a band that was highlighted with a 5 page story in Details Magazine music issue of 95’. Later he would write, sing and play guitar for his own band “Brewster” which has just finished his 2nd album of the same name. Brewster teaches Drums and Rock the House for the Church Street School as well as gives drum lessons to students at public schools in the Bronx where most music programs have been cancelled by the school system.

Brewster also works as a speaker development, creativity, performance and leadership coach at the TAI Group as well as Partner Communications. He has taught classes or coached for Johnson and Johnson, Merck, Monsanto, Cognizant, The Boston Consulting Group, The Teachers College at Columbia and many more. In his spare time he and his wife, Molly, lead teams internationally with Habitat for Humanity .