No Compromise

No compromise

Hi there again. I’ve been thinking about what’s really important to me in teaching double pedal and what I won’t ┬ácompromise on. What I’ve noticed, or what’s really important to me, is the quality of sound that you’re producing from the drum. With that in mind, the most important thing to me is to help you get the sound you want, so I don’t deal in trickery or shortcuts or anything like that. Most of what I teach is quite difficult and takes a long time to get good at, but I believe that my job is to get you as good as possible in the way that you want to play and I won’t compromise on that.

I don’t offer simple tricks and whatever. There’s no shortcuts to this, that, or the other because there are no shortcuts in music. It all takes a long time and it’s all very difficult. It’s really important to me, because it took me a long time to find teachers who would really show me what I wanted to be able to do, it’s really important to me that I help you as a student to achieve your goals. Whether you want to play really, really fast like George Kollias, or whether you are more of a Virgil Donati fan, a Thomas Lang fan, or you want to play dynamics, double strokes, or whether you’re in to Meshuggah, you’re into the odd time stuff, or whether you want to do things like incorporate double base into jazz, because it can be done, you have to be a little bit clever about it, but it can be done, but that’s the most important thing to me is that I help you improve the quality of your playing. That’s just my thought for the day.

1st October 2018

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