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These are my favorite drummers and this is why.

I’ll give you the first three,  starting with the third one. Manu Katché is French.  He’s the only one that achieve long lasting international stardom among the drummers who comes from my country. He was the main drummer on the seminal Peter Gabriel album
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What are the best pianos for practice and for performance, and why is there a difference?

The difference would be in the sound, the budget and the taste. Any good old piano,  upright,  grand or electronic (with 88 weighted keys) will do for practice. I have plenty of students that do just that and it works great. But I advise a good grand piano for performance if you
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People with no rhythm

There are all kinds of students. And, from the novice to the pro, I seem to get the whole catalog. But, the ones that are truly fascinating, are the ones who claim to have no rhythm. These are the special cases. What is a drum teacher to do with someone who says: “Look, I
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Bitterness

I am about to touch on a taboo subject. Something that musicians do not talk about usually. A lot of my colleagues, drum teachers or gigging drummers practice that taboo on a regular basis. The course of their life goes something like this. At two, while listening to music, their
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How long does it take to learn piano or drums and why?

3 months.  Maybe 6 months. On drums,  within the first 4 lessons,  one should be able to play along a bunch of songs. On piano,  depending on the style of music,  a month of moderate practice would give the player the chord progression of a few tunes, maybe even the basis of
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Career

A lot od aspiring professionals come to see me.  They usually are people who have been on the scene for awhile.  They have tried different ways to break through,  they haven’t been able to make satisfying progressed.  That’s why they have come to my studio,  to get a
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Teaching

When I started teaching, I went with the guide lines my teachers gave me.  Everyone had the same kind of lesson. But, as I encountered more and more different students, a cookie cutter method showed it’s limits.  It got me thinking that there was not one way of teaching.
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Vinnie Colaiuta

Vinnie Colaiuta is regarded as one of the best drummers of our times and with a reason! This guy actually played on a heavy metal album with Megadeth and a week later recorded a jazz big band album with Paul Anka and this is a great mark due to the fact that in the drumming world
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Challenges of learning a new instrument

One of the obvious challenge of learning any new instrument is discipline. A typical scenario goes like this: We watch a marvelous drummer or piano player, we are in awe at the mastery of the player, the flow, the command he has over his craft. We mull that bit for awhile inside
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