Month: August 2013

‘Unalloyed joy’, take two

(first off, is that even a word–“unalloyed”? You’d think I’d make myself check stuff like that before I posted…) So then, following up on examples of unalloyed joy in folks with developmental disabilities…I saw another example of this at a

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God walks into the room, take one…

So…I was reminded this week of why I like to teach in all sorts of ways: private lessons, groups, neural typical folks, those with developmental disabilities, low-income, drum set, Brazilian, drum corps style…the whole thing. I was teaching a drum

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Technique, Schmechnique…thoughts from a ‘recovering’ rudimental drummer

First off, check out this amazing drummer… Drummer Wanted: Dean Zimmer …now, this guy is incredible on so many levels, but I want to talk about his technique. His hands are different than most folks hands, so he had to

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The emotion delivery system…

I was thinking of this idea while trying to come up with something that would inspire a group I teach as they approached their first gig as an ensemble… It’s important that you not think that playing your instrument well

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Validation comes in many forms…

…and today I’m going to talk about something that one of my teachers (yes, I have teachers too) did NOT say to me that was a wonderful validation. I was in LA recently to look at colleges for my daughter,

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