Drums & Percussion/Street Drumming in New York


Would I get arrested if I set up My Drums & play in Grand Central Terminal, with my hat out ?

Hi Adam,
Well, if you didn't get arrested, New York's finest would certainly insist you donated some money to the government in the form of a ticket. Least of all they would "invite" you to leave. There are plenty of other public places in town you can play...

Good luck,

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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.


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