I hope your 2020 is off to a great start. it’s been a while since the last update, and I wanted to update everyone on some recent events.
As you know, I’ve been working on integrating drum set education into the k-12 music classroom. To help make this into a reality the School District of Philadelphia is currently outfitting all 220 schools with drum set packages from Ludwig Drums, Remo Heads, Vic Firth Sticks, and Zildjian Cymbals! Elementary schools are receiving the Questlove pocket kit, and Middle/High schools are receiving the Questlove breakbeat kit. With all of this exciting news, the PA department of education is working with us to help create and implement Modern Band curriculum into all public schools within the state! This is supper exciting as I’ll continue to assist with workshops, sessions, and clinics to help educators feel confident with teaching drum set in their classrooms.
On the performance side, I’m still helping the guys in St. Brendan with recording and shows. We have released a handful of singles in 2019, which can all be found on the MUSIC page of the site. We have a show coming up on January 25th at Bourbon and Branch in Philly with our friends in Andorra, Jamie and the Guarded Heart, and Hartline!
Finally, I’m excited to announce that I’m officially an educational artist for Zildjian! I’ve been playing Z since I started on this journey when I was 9, and I couldn’t be happier to endorse them along with Ludwig, Remo, and Vic Firth.
That’s all for now, until next time!