Category Archives: Resources

Keep the Gig

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 […]

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!! 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 hold on those dreams for now for myself […]

A Personal Insight to 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

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 because I had no previous formal training. I was all energy and zero control. Guaranteed after every performance […]

Love in the Time of Coronavirus

Falling in love with playing the drums (again).   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 […]

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. […]

Advice on Getting Media Exposure

Hey family. My name is Kevin Allen. Some of you may know me and some of you may not. I’m a drummer originally from Queens, New York. I now reside in Atlanta, Georgia. My resume is not as lengthy as some of you guys, but I have worked with some notable artists. The artist that I […]