Drumming with Dystonia

Drumming with Dystonia

“Typically a musician develops this in their mid-30s when you’re well into your career where you’ve dedicated your life to your craft and your art and you find it slipping away.” —Billy McGlaughlin, guitarist In early 2005, I was playing Parcours en Duo for...

The Life-Changing Power of PASIC

As percussionists from around the world make their final plans for PASIC 2016 in Indianapolis this week, I wanted to share the power of PASIC and the impact it can have on your life, whether you are attending your first or forty-first convention. Those of us who have...

The Final Step to Excellent Concert Preparation

As my students and I prepare for our Fall Percussion Concert this Thursday, November 3rd featuring the Clemson Percussion Ensemble, Steel Band, and Drumline, I thought I would share some strategies behind our concert preparation that others might find valuable as they...

Excerpt from Teaching Jazz Drumset

Below is an excerpt from my new article, “Teaching Jazz Drumset,” published in the October issue of the Jazz Education Network newsletter. To read the complete article, visit https://jazzednet.org/Teaching_Jazz_Drumset_Paul_Buyer. The fundamentals of jazz...