This is 1 of 2 drums I’m making for Michael Culligan of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. These shells were made by Buck Soistman close to 50 years ago! The shells were originally commissioned by retired Army Band drummer Gary Rockwell who brought them to Bill Reamer of Drummers Service. They eventually came to my former teacher Andrew Reamer of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and current Owner/Master Builder at Drummers Service. Andy did a beautiful job finishing these shells and then passed them along to me. You can see the unique reinforcement paneling design on the interior of the 6.5” shell pictured. I outfitted the drum with vintage hoops claws and 4.5mm straight hoops. I think my Decibel strainer fits this aesthetic perfectly. Look out for the big brother of this 5.5” drum to be born soon. I’m honored to play my part in this project!!
This snare embodies simplicity and beauty. Made of one piece of Birdseye Maple steam-bent into a circle, it features 8 lugs and the low-mass Beer Tap Strainer & Butt finished in an elegant hand-rubbed Oil-&-Wax finish. 4⅞x14; solid one-ply Birdseye Maple; satin wax.
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First drum solo, transition thing was pretty ok I think. Houston was fun thanks to @heythanks_la abd all the other dope bands! Next Stop: Austin, TX to @comeandtakeitlive!
Happy Monday everyone ♡ I am now offering private lessons for
• rudimental snare drum
• mallet percussion (front ensemble and contemporary)
• solo/ensemble repertoire
• all-state/all-county audition repertoire
• audition excerpts for universities
at only $25/hour! Not in the Orlando/Oviedo area? Not a problem, because I’m available for online video lessons as well! Message me for details 🤗🎶
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✅ All Red Rock Drums feature re-rings sculpted from the stave shell: no added pieces, enabling control of overtones and increased structural integrity without profoundly affecting the shell resonance. The shells don’t just speak, they sing.
Daily #drumspiration day 80
This KILLED me for years.
I constantly thought everyone else sounded hipper than I did.
I listened to myself through some judgemental filter.
No matter how hard I practiced, I never sounded as good as “they” did.
I didn’t understand that the only way to sound unique, original...is to simply stop trying to sound “hip”. Stop trying to sound like everyone else.
We’ve all heard the saying...if you try to please everyone you’ll wind up pleasing no one.
Well, if you try to sound like everyone, you will wind up sounding like no one. And really unhappy.
It was only when I stopped caring whether I sounded hip that I started sounding like me. I was just simply practicing and playing things I liked. Things I thought sounded original. Sounded like me.
And sometimes that puts you in some weird sounding territory.
But that’s ok. We’re all pretty weird once you start digging. Normal people aren’t near as fun as the weird ones.
This week, let it get weird in your practice time.
Try to sound like you.
We would all love to hear that.
Tag 3 or 4 drummers that would get this.
Want to play percussion but feel like it’s too late? Work for it. This is one of my Freshman who started percussion in August. He played Vibraphone for me and is currently learning a snare and mallet solo as well as his ensemble music. As well as being taught by me he takes private lessons from @georgetorres3. Be like Sam. 😎💪🏽🥁👍🏻
В моём полку прибыло! Спасибо @pomishatelstvo за то, что помог "усыновить" этого малыша! Yamaha copper 14'×5,5' . Добро пожаловать в мою барабанную семью! @yamahadrumsofficial @yamaha.music.astana @yamaha_almaty #yamahadrums#yamahasnaredrum#snaredrum
Just a little glimpse of some awesome swag we have coming from the Namm Show. Check out this amazing @porkpiepercussion aluminium snare in Chevy Sea Foam Green. This will be coming back as well as some hot new pork pie swag. So stay tuned! #namm18#drumshopuk#newcastledrum#snaredrum#drummers#drumlife
MARCH BECAUSE WE CAN 💙 The women's March in Washington, DC was an incredible experience for me because it represented the very essence of democracy -- why my parents left Cuba, something I never take for granted -- being able to speak your mind in peaceful protest. 💥 We are now writing a new draft of history and it's important to remember that in the 19th century, women gathered in Seneca Falls, New York to start the movement that led to women's suffrage and to this moment now. There have been many other moments of firm expression, including when Rosa Parks sat on the bus to defy racist segregation. 💥 We still have a long way to go as a people, and I firmly believe that no nation will be healed until its women are healed. March on everyday and be that change you want to see. It starts by trusting your heart. 💚