More Than Just Paradiddles

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!

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Need I say more?

 

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Always striving to be this…

 

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A bit of political commentary for our not-so-modern times?

 

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The only true way to sanity!

 

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Ahhh in a perfect world…

 

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Amen and watch it grow!

 

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So the moral of the story is? Go practice 🙂

 

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Keep pushing toward a better world through music and drumming!

 

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Simplicity is so beautiful in life and drumming!

 

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Da MAN Steve Smith (on the left), my wife Satomi (who is also a drummer) and our daughter. What a guy!

 

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My former student and soon-to-be Berklee grad. Brandon Patrick also came through here along with a great Honolulu drummer Mark Lindberg.

 

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If you are relaxed and having fun, you will learn a ton and learn it fast!

 

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One Earth, One People

 

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Oh YEAH!


 For fun and fabulous online drum lessons please visit my YouTube drum lessons channel drumming4life.com and have a super day! –Von