#DrumStudentTabloids: Sylvia DeSantis

In February 2013, a driven lady came into my studio with a sincere hope that one day she could call herself a drummer. It is over 2 years from that day, and Sylvia DeSantis has met that goal amongst many others. Sometimes I can’t tell if she is my therapist or student, as plenty of our lessonsContinue reading “#DrumStudentTabloids: Sylvia DeSantis”

Drums Not Drugs

Rhythmic stimulation has a profound effect on the human state of mind. Drumming actually induces deep relaxation, lowers blood pressure, and reduces stress, but contrary to what the 60’s taught us, this enhanced state of mind is achieved without the use of mind-altering chemicals. A study by Barry Quinn, Ph.D. demonstrates that a brief drumming session can doubleContinue reading “Drums Not Drugs”

#DrumStudentTabloids: Matt Farnan

With 22 years already under his belt, Matt came to me wanting to focus on advanced concepts and solidifying his jazz chops. Dude has KILLER passion and loves the drums only second to his beautiful children. It is not uncommon for Matt to play a casino set in Atlantic City until 2:00 am and stillContinue reading “#DrumStudentTabloids: Matt Farnan”

#DrumStudentTabloids: Nate Bryant

Ladies and gentlemen…. Nate Bryant. Did you hear me? I said NATE BRYANT! He’ll crush a baseball like Chase Utley, embarrass Tony Hawk on a skateboard, and rock those John Bonham rock grooves all day long. Only a few months into it, Nate is quickly developing a passion and skill in the wonderful world ofContinue reading “#DrumStudentTabloids: Nate Bryant”

#DrumStudentTabloids: Sylas Smith

Here’s an ambitious dude always looking for an excuse to rock them drums like a hurricane. Sylas is 7 years old with a burning passion to groove with the best of them. Having received his first drum set this past Christmas, Sylas is now able to shake the walls of his Narberth home at anyContinue reading “#DrumStudentTabloids: Sylas Smith”