In my early years of drumming I had the great fortune to work with some incredible drummers who also happened to be great teachers. I have been spending the month of August in Seattle and practicing at The Seattle Drum School owned by Steve Smith (not the one you’re thinking of).
While there, I noticed a bunch of great quotes throughout his school that highlight the teaching philosophy of both himself and his other instructors. Needless to say, I am very impressed with both how wonderful a person he is and the positive vibe in his drumming space.
Here are some photos from my visits. Thanks Steve!
Need I say more?
Always striving to be this…
A bit of political commentary for our not-so-modern times?
The only true way to sanity!
Ahhh in a perfect world…
Amen and watch it grow!
So the moral of the story is? Go practice 🙂
Keep pushing toward a better world through music and drumming!
Simplicity is so beautiful in life and drumming!
Da MAN Steve Smith (on the left), my wife Satomi (who is also a drummer) and our daughter. What a guy!
My former student and soon-to-be Berklee grad. Brandon Patrick also came through here along with a great Honolulu drummer Mark Lindberg.
If you are relaxed and having fun, you will learn a ton and learn it fast!
One Earth, One People
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