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|Comment||Thank you So much Mike for your expertise in this matter. I am doing a photo shoot this next week with Mac "Dr. John" and he and drummer Freddie Stael are going to be there to sign drums and pedigree paperwork. I visited Freddie @ a club last weekend and he cannot wait to play on them one more time. He and Dr. John are excited as I am about the 26 th year reunion of these men and one of the pieces of musical equipment that made Dr. John a Rock & Roll hall of fame member. I will be happy to post pic's and close up of these drums for your referance gallery and future posters on this set of drums. I may lease them to a studio so it would help 2 charities here in NOLA. The homeless project headed up by B.B. St. Roman (Docs old road mgr.s pet project) who is helping me arrange this meeting. 2nd charity is the young musicians project that Macs wife heads up. I will not sell them though as they belong in Rock & Roll history as well as New Orleans history, and still have many years worth of studio play in them left to come. So I will send pics as soon as we do our shoot. Thanks again Mike for your expert oppinion on my drums. They have been kept climate controled since 1970 and continue to this day. I'll send you more in a couple of weeks, Thanks again Rick|
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I can answer questions regarding drum and percussion subjects. If you have a question about technique, rudiments, grooves, fills, styles, reading (etc.) in relation to the drum set... ask away! I'm also able to help with timpani, vibes, marimba and hand percussion. I can also answer questions regarding the purchasing of drum and percussion instruments and accessories, including vintage and current items. I can help with restoration projects or research with the history of percussion instruments, music, repertoire, manufacturers etc.
I've been playing professionally and teaching music for 25 years. I'm involved in many genres of music and have played with a wide range of musicians from Todd Rundgren to Zubin Mehta. I'm also very interested in the instruments themselves and have owned or played many interesting ones.
Professional Drum Teachers Guild
Bachelor of Music, The Juilliard School