Tag Archives: drummer

July Backstage Masterclass Recap

Hey Everyone! We were proud to announce our July Masterclass instructors, Slee and Baxter! Formed in early 2017, Happyalone was born from the reunification of Baxter with the band’s other remaining founding member, the 25-year-old bass player and synth master, Slee. First meeting as teenagers on a summer trip to the Gaeltacht, the two were […]

Top Tips For Practicing drums

Hey Everyone! This week we are back with some top tips from Team Collision! This week we are talking about drum practice. One: Have a plan. Schedule out your practice time and what exactly you will be working on. Manage your time to make the most of what you are working on. Two: Make it […]

Tips To Get Your First 500 Followers

Hey Everyone! We are back this week with some tops tips around social media. This week we are giving you some insight into getting to your first 500 followers. One: Make sure you have a clear username that is easy to read and understand. Two: Make sure to use up to 30 strategic hashtags on […]

June Backstage Masterclass Recap

Hey Everyone! We were proud to announce our June Masterclass instructor, Justin Curtis White, III aka JWhite! Justin is a successful USA based Touring and session Drummer, who has collaborated with bands including Sabretooth. With decades of show and band experience, Justin has had toured the USA extensively with headline tours and has had huge […]

Top Tips For Protecting Your Hearing

Hey Everyone! This week we are back with some more top tips for your drumming and music! This week we are focusing on hearing protection. Have you ever felt that ringing in your ears after playing drums, at a band rehearsal or at a gig? Here are three top tips to help protest your ears: […]

Guest Blog: Jamie LaFave

Hey Everyone, This week we have a phenomenal piece wrote by Collision artist Jamie LaFave. One of many things that I love about being a musician. There’s always room for growth, improvement, maturity, execution, inspiration, and constantly setting yourself goals to strive towards reaching perfection. Or to the closest that you can reach on that […]

Backstage May Masterclass Recap: Part 2

Hey Everyone! As promised, Here is part two of our Masterclass session with Max Griffiths! Max dropped some killer points in part one and part two is no different! When looking at your logo (or in particular the Zela logo) always think of the logo from a merch point of view. The “Z” in Zela […]

Backstage May Masterclass Recap: Part 1

Hey Everyone! Each month we welcome new expert instructors and mentors to the Collision BACKSTAGE platform. Each Expert provides an impactful 1 hour LIVE Masterclass, packed with exclusive live play-throughs and never shared before systems and strategies from the industries best drummers! We were proud to announce our May Masterclass instructor, Max Griffiths! Max is […]

How To Stop Burnout As A Musician

Hey Everyone! Have you ever felt like you are running on empty as a musician? Ever felt like you are burning the candle at both ends? This week we have five top tips to stop burnout as a musician. One: Reflect on your accomplishments and recognize that being a musician is awesome. Look at where […]

Top Tips For The Session Drummer

Hey Everyone! Last week we discussed tips for a gigging drummer, This week we are giving some tips and tricks for an upcoming session drummer! Session drummers are drummers for hire contracted on a short-term basis by bands, artists, and producers. Here are some top tips on how to secure more opportunities as a session […]