The NAMM Show is the definitive platform for the music, sound and event technology communities to unite with the mission of strengthening the music products industry and promoting the pleasures and benefits of making music. I am an author, a music teacher, a school owner, a retailer and a musician. Attending NAMM is very important… [Read More…] about Why I attend the NAMM show
Drum Lessons Nottingham
A question that I am often asked: what inspired me to play the drums? My journey began back in 1985. England was enjoying a beautiful summer and as our final year at junior school approached, my friends and I were treated to a school trip to London. The trip included a tour of Wembley Stadium. The… [Read More…] about What inspired me to play the drums
Last weekend I was fortunate enough to work with a fantastic group of Italian drummers. Here’s our story. Saturday Flight to Milan. Boring. Another soulless Ryanair voyage. Milan to Turin. One of the most beautiful stations that I have seen in Europe. Utter madness on the train as a young female traveller was determined that… [Read More…] about Artist In Residence – Turin: A great success
Food for thought: If I spend all of my time looking at you, I’m doing nothing. Too much time is lost worrying about others. Go for it! Challenge yourself. It may be the most rewarding thing that you do.
How to stay healthy and productive when working on the road. Helpful tips for the working drummer! Our bodies have to work extremely hard when gigging. We have to drive, set up, soundcheck, perform, pack down and drive home. That requires a huge amount of energy. Taking care of ourselves especially when our adrenaline drops… [Read More…] about How to stay healthy and productive when working on the road
Making time for you in increasingly busy lifestyles is vital! In my Three Tips post I offer advice on how to both improve your well-being and increase your productivity at work. Exercise helps me clear my mind and gives me time and space to reflect on my day whereas playing the drums affords me the opportunity… [Read More…] about Making time for you in increasingly busy lifestyles
Being yourself is among the best advice I have ever received. Don’t worry about what others have achieved, focus on achieving your own goals! Too much time is lost worrying about others. Go for it! Challenge yourself. It may be the most rewarding thing that you do.
Looking for inspiration? Get out of the practice room! A change of environment can enhance both your mood and productivity. I really enjoyed my time teaching at the Breizh Drum sessions in 2015 and 2016. Truly one of the best organised drum camps in the world. I hope I can do it again sometime.
Rob Hirons, one of Europe’s leading music teachers returns to MLC Academy to give an hour masterclass. All ages and abilities welcome. Places are extremely limited!
Death of the album is a phrase used to describe the perceived decline of the traditional album in the 21st century and the changing expectations of music listeners The Who front-man, Roger Daltrey says the internet has stolen the record industry and gives musicians no incentive to make new music whilst legendary music producer, Quincy… [Read More…] about Death of the album and the decline of the music industry