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December Newsletter: Holiday Drum Sale, Study in Africa, Adult Ed. Courses

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Confessions of a drumming addict — How it all began

At workshops, a lot of people ask how I got into drumming.  So here goes.

3rd grade drumming

Despite the misleading photo of me from 3rd grade (above), I didn’t start studying music until the ripe age of 18. True story! Growing up my folks never put pressure on me to play an instrument and I didn’t feel the urge to go beyond being a devoted listener.  After making a documentary on the Berkeley High School jazz program during my senior year there, I was inspired to take up jazz piano. READ MORE