STW DRUMMING NEWSLETTER - august 2018
Welcome to another STW Drumming Newsletter.
OUR NEW FAMILY HAS ARRIVED
Baby Wade has arrived. I wish to Thank everyone that has shown their support, encouragement and well wishes over the last few months. It was a VERY rough and bumpy ride to the start of our little boy's life. But we are a beauitful little family, growing from strength to strength. Thank you for your support!!
STUDENT - LEARN A SONG / PLAY ALONG
I have been mentioning to students I wish to have us learn a song they like, or one I pick. We will then spend about 5 weeks learning the song during lessons, as well as the student practicing at home. At the end of this period, I will offer a chance for them to perform the song on my drum kit at STW Drumming, and have it recorded and videoed. This is an AMAZING tool, and an awesome way of showing progress from lessons and determination of practicing.
Have a chat to me at the next lesson about more details!!
MY NEW BAND - TRACE
In the last newsletter I mentioned a band I had joined, Mercurious. Well, this newsletter I am happy to announce, I have started a new band with a very good friend of mind. The band, TRACE, is a 2 piece set up. Myself on Drums, acoustic guitar and lead vocals, and Chris on Bass/Guitar & Lead Vocals. It's going to be an amazing journey into drumming while singing. Also, to my ability to lead sing! I have the knowledge as a drummer, let's see how it plays out as a Lead vocalist as well!
FINAL REMINDER: PRACTICE SCHEDULE
The dreaded word - PRACTICE! It's haunts ALL musician's dreams, and awake hours. But it is something that is VITAL to the growth of any musician in the world!! Follow the link to my PRACTICE SCHEDULE page to find out my thoughts on practice. This isn't a "be all end all" practice schedule, but more of a broad idea and assistance for practice. If you would like further and more in-depth information on practice, talk to me directly and we can nut it out!
Be sure to check out ALICE IN CHAINS' new album - "Rainier Fog" - available now! Amazing Rock/Grunge Seattle band.
DRUMMERS THAT INSPIRE ME
These are some drummers that inspired me to start drumming, or are currently inspiring me. Give them a google and see what you think :-)
Lucius Borich - COG
Jeff "sugarfoot" Moffatt - Michael Jackson (1979 - 2009)
STW DRUMMING / STW PERSONAL TRAINING - CROSS OVER
As some of you may know, my other part of my life/business is Personal Training. I have been a fitness coach for over 4 years now, and I currently have an awesome crew that train with me 3 to 5 times per week. I also have been training kids at the gym, and some of them are drum students!
Therefore, after the Easter Holidays, I am offering, to those interested, STW PT Kids Classes. Here is the link to some more information about me, pricing, times, etc: www.stwpersonaltraining.com.
I run adults small-group training classes, one on one classes as well!
If you would like to see anything at the drum school or in these newsletters, be it : things to go over in lessons, or things to read in the waiting room, or anything like that. Be sure to contact me :-) : email@example.com
Thanks again, take care