Did you screw up this week? Or perhaps felt stupid in a particular instance? Oh, you didn’t? Well why not? Why aren’t you in a situation where this can happen? Is it because you’re really just that good? Or are you just the big fish in a small pond?Read More
Quite a bit of time has passed since I posted my first article on triggering and with time comes more gigs, experiences and technologies. This one goes into a lot of minutia that I’ve been trying to parse out so if you’re new to triggering, I suggest reading the older article first
Rob Brens interviews Satyricon drummer Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad, known to most as “Frost”, in this in-depth, thought leading article.Read More
Ever since picking up the sticks, I’ve always experienced horrendous, debilitating performance anxiety before shows. This article is about confronting the beast.Read More
There’s been a few recent things I’ve noticed that have compelled me to write a piece regarding music and education. It’s not a particularly polarising point of view, just a series of thoughts that occurred to me through various observations.Read More
A list of my top gigs for the year in no particular order.Read More
I interview George Kollias for Heavy Music Magazine. Best known for his work as an extreme metal drummer for the band Nile, but he’s also developed a reputation as an educator.Read More
Find out what exactly drum triggers are as I share my thoughts on them.Read More
Well, they say change is as good as a holiday, don’t they? Welcome to my new website and if you have no idea who I am, then welcome! I’ve had a .com that has been dormant for quite some time as I’ve been more focused on social media and sporadically adding things here and there to my blog, so when I decided things needed a revamp, I thought it would be great to have everything integrated into a single hub, all my info, media, blog, and socials in one place. But this just isn’t an overblown resume for my work, I want this to be a resource that you can keep coming back to.
The first addition to this website I’m currently developing will be a lessons page where I’ll be adding free educational material that people can enjoy, or current students can refer to and supplement their current learning. I’ll be adding this in the coming weeks. If you want to be able to find out when that is up and running, you can subscribe to my monthly newsletter (fear not, it’ll just be a brief update and it’ll always have content).
If you haven’t read any of my blog material (you can visit here), I try to centre the subjects around areas of improvement. My original purpose of my blog was to just generally yammer on about my activities and then one day when an article unfurled into a spiel that gave something that people could take away and help themselves with, it got a great response, so I’ve started gearing things in that direction with the best of my experiences.
While I have been developing my craft on drums for around 20 years, I still consider myself to be a student. It doesn’t stop with drums either. Whether it’s business, marketing, learning other instruments, song-writing, audio production, video production, health and fitness or anything in life for that matter, I’m always looking to share in my journey with things that have worked for me and things that haven’t, especially the latter. Some people seem to think that people who are “successful” or just good at what they do are “naturals” or “freaks” or whatever label you want to use. However, based on everyone I’ve met or worked with, I can tell you, this isn’t the case. These are people who work incredibly hard and are also persistent, I haven’t met anyone who hasn’t achieved anything without these simple qualities, with emphasis on “people”, because that’s all they are. Above all else, these people make mistakes, they experience failure just like all of us.
So I hope to share my own stories, experiences and those of others so that I might be able to impart just a small nugget of wisdom that might put you on a path to getting you a little closer to where you want to be. If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of, you can subscribe to my newsletter, get in touch on social media if you have a question or perhaps even book in a lesson. Thanks for reading and I hope to hear from you soon.
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