Hello everyone! Here is an awesome open solo performed by my long time student Adrian Hain. Adrian has been taking lessons with me for the past 6 years and just recently graduated from Hempfield High School. Adrian is an awesome student and and all around great guy. I've really enjoyed watching Adrian develop his own style of playing and creating over the years. Its not an easy thing to get up in front of a crowd, jump behind a kit and perform. I commend Adrian on all of his hard work through the years and for always pushing his personal bar each year when creating his drum solos for the annual drum recital. Enjoy everyone!
View Adrian's Open Solo by clicking HERE!
Music Education in the school systems is on a decline with a lack of funding and budget cuts. For me as a kid growing up not only did music help me build confidence and become a creative thinker, it also helped me become more social, set goals and achieve the goals I set, gave me direction, taught me responsibility, respect etc... I could go on for days and list how music helped me as a kid, teenager, and even as an adult... maybe in another blog. I will say that for me personally music education played a huge role in my life and it still does as a drum instructor today. The funny thing is now that I'm an adult and teach drum lessons privately I can see from the other side the incredible benefits that music lessons and music education have on students of all ages.
to read a full list of how music education benefits children click here! Do you have thoughts or opinions on this topic? If so Please leave a comment below:)
Pictured Left to Right Ian Lowery (Mannheim Township High School), Keilan Rogers (Dover High School) John Supnik (Manheim Township High School) Not Show - Adrian Hain (Hempfieild High School )
I would like to wish my 2017 graduating drum students congratulations on a job well done! Its a bitter sweet time for me as I say goodbye to students that I have worked with for several years, some since the beginning of middle school. With that said I'm very proud of you guys and wish you all much success! Keep Drumming guys and keep in touch:)