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My name is Joshua Van Ness, and I am a drummer, singer/songwriter, guitarist from New Jersey, USA.   Having started my professional musical career in my early teens, I have been involved in a wide array of projects ranging from Indie/DIY to large scale productions and local bar gigs to nationwide touring. In 2019, “Soul Rock”, […]

How to Choose The Right Drumsticks

I am a music educator, producer and budding songwriter based in Singapore. I hold a grade 8 distinction for drums, diploma in Audio Engineering and is a government certified instructor endorsed by the National Art council of Singapore. I have been teaching drums for the past 8 years and have been playing drums for 22 […]

Standing in Solidarity with the Black Community

Collision Drumsticks stands in solidarity with the black community. We would like to explicitly state that we are an anti-racist company. During a time like this, we want to be there to support you. “How can I best use my platform to contribute to change and justice?” Right now, you can think of your platform […]

Breaking the Stereotypes as a Female Drummer

Hello everyone! I’m Winifred (a.k.a Wini or TinyWini), a female drummer based in Singapore. I’ve been playing the drums for 7 years, and studied drums as a private student at the Trinity College Music Examinations offered by London, in local music institutions. I’ve emerged as the finalist in the 2019 Hit Like a Girl competitions. […]

Fitness and Drums

Hi everyone! I am Tim Phillips, a drummer just like you but I have also been a boxer, athlete and U.S. Navy Veteran. Nowadays I am a session drummer and have been in numerous bands over the years most recently SnowBlind. I have been playing drums and other instruments since I was 11 years old. […]

A Drummer’s Guide To Touring The Caribbean

Hello… My name is Stephen “Palo” Rodriguez. Born and raised from San Juan, Puerto Rico. I’m 34 years old!! Here is a Drummer’s Guide To Touring The Caribbean! Remember when drummers could travel and play anywhere they wanted (except for nursing homes and libraries)? Yeah, those were the good old days. Unfortunately COVID-19 has put a […]

How To Enter Drum Competitions

This is a personal insight and guide about being in drum contests. It’s important to prepare, keep focus, and know how to have fun! Even though it’s a competition. It could take at least 6 months to a year. Especially if it involves mastering a couple of new techniques and develop / heighten your sense […]

Top Tips to Improve Your Technique

Here are my Top Tips to Improve Your Technique! I’ve only ever had two drum teachers in my life and I wouldn’t even take my first formal “drum lesson” until I was four years into performing. At that point, I’d unfortunately been developing some bad habits. I had no previous formal training. I was all energy […]

Falling in love with playing the drums

    My name is Cornel Hrisca-Munn, I am a drummer, bass player, and a proud Collision Drumsticks artist. I have a day job in a Borough Council as Departmental Lead for Disability, and have an academic background – gaining an MA from Oxford University, and contributing to academic musical writing for Cambridge University Press. […]

Tips for Drummers That Want to Perform in Front of Thousands

My name is Masis Mardirossian. I’m a drummer in a rock band called Akher Zapheer which is based in Amman Jordan. I’ve been playing drums and other instruments since I was 11 years old. Since then, I started to gradually improve my drumming and musical skills by practicing, and listening to different genres of music. […]