The Practice Blueprint: 15 Tips on How to Practice

  I am excited to announce I am working on my 4th book, Marching Percussion Mindsets: Sixteen Systems for Becoming a Great Drumline.  I am deep in the process of writing and still have a ways to go, but wanted to share an excerpt from one of the chapters on “how...
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...