#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”

Drummers – Know The Room

Drummers are often discouraged when they can’t get their drums to sound good in the room they are normally kept in. To complicate the issue, they will most likely sound very different in other rooms you play them in. I recall buying a new sweet set of Pearls back in the day and spending manyContinue reading “Drummers – Know The Room”

#DrumStudentTabloids: Calvin Boyd

Currently sitting on 2 broken bones in both hands, Calvin has been taking some time off to recover. His highly anticipated return to the studio is scheduled for next weekend and I’m looking forward to getting back in the groove. Calvin loves Classic Rock and Pop music, which is why we are currently working onContinue reading “#DrumStudentTabloids: Calvin Boyd”

#DrumStudentTabloids: David Leighton

Check out that eye of the tiger. Just another day in the studio for David. Determination is the name of the game for this guy. Call em quarter notes, call em sixteenth notes… David’s got those 48 Bar exercises in Ted Reed’s Syncopation book DOWN. Then there’s the rock beats. Every day I send DavidContinue reading “#DrumStudentTabloids: David Leighton”

#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”