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Something I pondered. I was looking for a watch. I saw the brand Hamilton, supposedly a reputable American icon… but it’s made in Switzerland now. I got one, nonetheless. It ticks and tocks all right. I would have preferred if it was American though. I got it before I
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Sol Garnier teaching drums

Teaching approach

There is not one way of teaching. There are not two ways either. I think there are a thousand ways of teaching piano or drums. To me, the fascinating part is this: trying to adjust according to the personality and wishes of the student. And I want to adjust so that we meet, so
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Brian Chippendale

I just saw a band called Lighting bolt. The drummer is Brian Chippendale. He has a very strong personality. I would even say he’s crazy. Good crazy. Great crazy. He plays loudly on one of these garbage drums made out of some rotten material. He is fast, obnoxious, he throws
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A man playing a piano on fire

Planned determination

When a student comes for his first lesson, whether he is 8 years old or 88 years old, he is nothing but a big ball of determination. He grabs the drum sticks, or he sits at the piano with a clear gaze and a strong heart. Nothing can come between him and his will to study music.
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Cans used as a small drum set

The unsuspected power of the drummer

When I worked with the Cirque Plume, in Besancon, France, I was substituting for the regular drummer. I had to learn to juggle with 3 balls, to play the different instruments of a Samba Batucada (I’ll develop that on another blog, I promise) and to do some clowning. No, not
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