For All Drummers:
Vic Firth has an amazing education sectionof their website. They have free play-along recordings with charts and a wealth of historic drum information. Check out the Vic Firth Education Resource Center.
I am proud to call Dom Famularo one of my teachers.
For Pipe Band Drummers:
As many of my students know, I am quite involved with a martial arts. Here is a link to
Pacific Coast Taekwondo
Dining out in the West end of Vancouver? Try the Enigma. A drum student of mine is one of the owners. The food is fabulous!
Drumline – features performances by the Bethune-Cookman University Marching Band and the Morris Brown College.
Standing in the Shadows of Motown – Features performances by a group of studio musicians that recorded more #1 hits than the Beatles, Rolling Stones, Beach Boys and Elvis combined.
The Gene Krupa Story – Historically inaccurate, but a fabulous performance by Sal Mineo and some great drumming by Krupa himself.
That Thing You Do– entertaining look at the birth of a Beatle wannabe rock band. The main Character is a drummer.
Brassed Off – A great look at the true story the troubles faced by a colliery brass band, following the closure of their pit. The soundtrack for the film was provided by The Grimethorpe Colliery Band