Saturday, 18 May 2013

March/April 2013 Updates!

The last two months have once again flown by. A lot of my weeks having been crammed full of lessons, teaching complete beginners right through to semi-professional drummers. It makes for a really interesting day when you may be teaching an 8 year old how to hold sticks for the first time one minute and then an hour later running through polyrhythmic exercises in 11/16. I have been thinking of adding in a 'tips and tuition' section to my blog, so keep an eye out for that and if there is anything that you need help with then please contact me. I have also just been asked to join the Vic Firth Educational Team which is a real honour. This is a great programme set up by one of the most illustrious companies to help support and nurture tutors around the world as well as setting up vital networks to allow tutors to communicate and share ideas between themselves.  

Bad Ideas - Compromise Released
It's been a really busy few months in the Bad Ideas camp. April saw the release of our second album 'Compromise' with 2 supporting videos of the songs 'No Secret I' and 'Compromise' and a two week tour around the UK with our good buddies River Jumpers from Brighton, followed by a 4 date weekender with the amazing Fighting Fiction. The album can be picked up from our Bandcamp or Big Cartel or through the labels (Shield Recordings, Fond Of Life, No Reason and Bad Mood) while all the videos can be checked out in the 'Media' section.