Hey everyone! This is Mark (Dad) and Nolan (Son) an awesome father son duo who started up drum lessons together last month. Mark and Nolan both had a desire to give drums a try and asked if they could do their lessons together. I previously had never taught more than one student at a time, but thought LETS GIVE IT A SHOT! Well I'm glad we did because we are all having a blast! Mark and Nolan are having a great time together learning the drums and helping each other in the process. It's awesome to see Mark and Nolan make progress each week!
Adam, thank you so much for the invite to visit Meinl USA Today. I had an absolute blast trying all of the different cymbals. What an excellent and exciting way to end our trip to Nashville. “Short clips of the cymbals I tried in my IG story” I could have stayed in the cymbal room all day:)
Two students of mine, Annie Starliper and Titus Newswanger performed last night with Lincoln Middle School for “Jazz In The Park” at Binns Park in Lancaster. I’m very proud of both of them for all their hard work. Both Annie and Titus rock and I wish I could have been there to support them.
Pictured below on the drums is Annie Starliper taken from the LNP👏 Both Annie and Titus rocked their Lancaster Drummer shirts for their performances. HOW COOL IS THAT?!?! #LancasterDrummer 🥁
Congratulations to Annie Starliper a long time student of mine on making district band. I’m very proud of Annie and all of her hard work. Annie plays in her schools concert band as well as the jazz band.
Congratulations to my student Adrian Hain on being accepted into York Colleges Music Program. Adrian auditioned a few weeks ago and got the good news last week:)
For Adrians audition he was asked to play 2 snare pieces as well as demonstrate several different genres on the drum set. For the snare pieces Adrian prepared and played:
Etude #19 from Portraits in Rhythm by Anthony J. Ciron
Solo #127 from the All American Drummer by Charley Wilcoxon
For his drum set pieces Adrian played and demonstrated
1) Jazz by demonstrating swing/comping and trading 4's
2) The Samba (Accompanied by Tommy Igoes Groove Essential Samba play along track)
3) The Bossa Nova ((Accompanied by Tommy Igoes Groove Essential Bossa Nova play along track)
4) Funk Drumming
The NAMM show in Anaheim, CA was awesome! I got to see and try a ton of awesome drum gear. I also met a bunch of cool people from all around as well as some of my drumming inspirations.Here are some pictures from this years show.
Thank you to all of the students who performed yesterday at the Lancaster Drummer “Drum Jam” and the families and friends that came out to support their loved ones in their musical journey. We had a wonderful turn out of about 100 people! For many of the students yesterday was their first time ever performing and they did fantastic. The veteran performers killed it of course and put on a great show. I hope to see you all at the next Drum Jam in the spring of 2019
You’re never too old to start drumming!
Happy 71st Birthday Dan Wagner!
Hello everyone, this is Dan Wagner a student of mine the past 7 years. Dan and I met when he would bring his granddaughter Kayleigh to drum lessons. One day Dan asked me what the age of my oldest student was and at the time I believe they were in their late 40’s or 50’s. Dan said he was 64 and that drumming had been on his "bucket list". Shortly after our talk Dan decided to take the plunge and start hisdrumming journey. The past 7 years with Dan have been awesome. Dan has gone from not knowing how to play anything to performing in my annual recitals. Dans favorite styles of drumming are funk and Motown drumming, he also enjoys current artist such as Bruno Mars. Due to a knee surgery Dan will be sitting out the upcoming Drum Jam, but we wish him a speedy recovery so he can get back behind the kit.
Jason Lech is a private drum instructor from Lancaster, PA, who teaches students of all ages and skill levels.