NO, we're not in summer yet, you can have one bit of summer for a few days but that's all, you might get some later. Music at Planet Drum continues though, warm or cold. Vlad and Peter say the July performance is taking shape and we're looking at having a great night of music. Great to see people getting involved and getting playing. This is what it's all about, making some music together. Get your names down for the Band workshops in May and don't leave it too late as they're filling up quickly each month.
The Latin percussion workshop is open to everyone so get involved. Alice, who has been playing at Planet Drum for several years has written an excellent blog post about the Latin Percussion workshop. Louis has been running this for many years and it is very worthwhile heading to it, it's a great experience playing in a percussion group and it's a great opportunity for everyone to have a go.
Check out the dates for the next few rounds of exams. Speak to your tutor about when to go for the next exam and how to apply. It's always worth doing, we always see an improvement when people are under the cosh to get some practice done so well worth going for. OK, it's back to practice for me as I've just looked at a video to post here and realised, once again, that Brian Blade is an amazing musician and I've got some work to do.
A great look at the incredible Brian Blade here and his Fellowship band, great camera views so you can check out what he's doing..... What a player! I'll keep an eye out for when he's back in town and let you all know, someone every drummer and music lover should see live.
Blog by Keith De Barra, Planet drum tutor and freelance musician
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