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My first Drumming Job

  At the request of my friend Al Velasquez that asked "What was your very first job as a drummer?"... here is the answer Al. I started studying / playing percussion since I was 12 years old. At that time, I moved to Las Vegas, NV with my family. My dad became the house band…
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Beats, Licks & Tips I was reading the book The Toyota Way in a bookstore while on the road with Chicago and as I was reading I drew a parallel to practicing drums. The book talks about the history of Toyota® and their huge success based on “continuous improvement and respect for people.” It dawned on me that…
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