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I Learned To Listen The Hard Way.

I Learned To Listen The Hard Way.

I learned to listen the hard way. I was on a jazz gig early on in my playing, the saxophonist was soloing, and I was playing, or more like practicing everything I knew and not hearing or supporting them in any way. After his solo, he walked back to stand...

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Play Alongs Are A Great Resource!

Play Alongs Are A Great Resource!

Play alongs are great for a few reasons. First, most play alongs are recorded to a click track, so the drummer is using a musical metronome while exploring a new groove or style. Second, if you are a band director, and your drummer wants to practice a new groove with...

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Drum Highway @ TMEA - FEB 12-15, 2020

Drum Highway @ TMEA - FEB 12-15, 2020

TMEA is a massive state music educators conference in San Antonio. Things are bigger in Texas! These percussionists had not played drum set before, sat down, and got right to it! They followed some of the online lessons and were playing basic beats in no time. It was inspiring to...

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Drum Highway @ IMEC - JAN 30 - FEB 1, 2020

Drum Highway @ IMEC - JAN 30 - FEB 1, 2020

What an honor to be part of my home state of Illinois, music conference. The students were curious and inquisitive. A young chorus broke into song in the booth across from me. They were excellent! It was great to see familiar faces and meet many new band directors, musicians, exhibitors....

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Drum Highway @ Midwest Clinic - Dec 18-21

Drum Highway @ Midwest Clinic - Dec 18-21

The Midwest Clinic was a fantastic international music educators conference. I met students and band directors from New Zealand to Kentucky. Thank you to everyone who stopped by the booth to check out Drum Highway and take an online drum lesson! Great to hang with the amazing Joel Spencer. Phenomenal...

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