Richard Brill: Drum Student Tabloids

Richard is about as devoted as they get. Give this man a challenge and he may very well spend the next month of his life locked in his basement trying to master it. Richard and I have been highly focused on technique and the adjustments that can be made to improve speed, control, footwork, andContinue reading “Richard Brill: Drum Student Tabloids”

Read it, hear it, feel it: How senses help our drumming memories

Reading music is a necessary part of learning an instrument. We must have the visual understanding of how note values work together to form rhythms. As drummers, we aren’t as focused on keys, chords, etc. but an overall understanding of music theory is arguably important for any musician. So we must be able to seeContinue reading “Read it, hear it, feel it: How senses help our drumming memories”

Ben Masters: Drum Student Tabloids

When I asked Ben why he wanted to take drum lessons, he told me he likes to be loud. I laughed and then attempted to pry a little deeper. After a few lessons, we started exploring a few different concepts including limb coordination, stick control and tempo. He admires heavy hitter, Neil Peart as wellContinue reading “Ben Masters: Drum Student Tabloids”

Use our Groupon to take drum lessons in Philadelphia

Take a $15 drum lesson in Philadelphia There has never been a better time to start learning the drums. It’s the new year, you’re ready to start something new… Let me help! Use our Groupon deal to take a 30 minute lesson at half the cost. Get basic exposure, work out a beat you’re stumpedContinue reading “Use our Groupon to take drum lessons in Philadelphia”

The Drummer’s Connection Between Sight and Sound

I recently had a very interesting conversation with a student that led me to some shocking conclusions about the drumming process. ThisĀ student had focused so much on reading music and understanding note values that she was not actually hearing the notes she was playing. I then realized that some drummers are quite lucky to haveContinue reading “The Drummer’s Connection Between Sight and Sound”