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1.9.16

New Music

New Choons, New Website, New News!

It seems, even when I'm not busy I have plenty to do...

2016 hasn't seemed quite so crazy as the past few years, but, nevertheless, I have managed to cram in a huge amount of stuff in the first 9 months.

My drum school got flooded, giving me a good excuse to finally give the place a long overdue overhaul.
I even made a new website for it :-)


I think it looks pretty cool.
:-)

I also made a shop with some nice Dr P's 



Not to mention all the records, one already out and others coming out in the next few weeks which I have been proud to be a part of!

This year I began working with Marakesh.  If you want to know more you can read stuff here.



You can watch some more videos here.

And you can "like" on facebook here.



Today(!) see's the release of a new single from Mr Dog The Bear: "Fireflies"



There are two record release shows also imminent.  The first from Vincent Bella for his upcoming album and the second from Rockn Rollf!.  Both shows will be in Berlin and I intend to make sure I am at both parties!
Incidentally, both records were recorded at Legato Sound Studios in Berlin, with my good friends Giulio and Nadav behind the desk.  I love working there :-)

So, if you're around in Berlin on either (or both) the following dates, make sure to come and drink and party with some great music!


Album Release Party!
23rd Septemeber


Album Release Party!
4th October


I am also very lucky, (pun intended), to be work on some new music with this lovely and talented lady:


You should immediately go and listen to her music, and catch a live show if you can...  Incredible stuff!


I am sure there's more news, but that'll do for now

21.8.16

New Website



Dr Paradiddles WonderDrumporium has a brand new website, along with (thanks to an untimely flood - or maybe, rather, a timely flood?  It actually gave me an excuse to do some renovation work that I'd been putting off for months!), a newly renovated school!

There's new carpet and everything!

Anyway, the new website can be found here:

www.drparadiddleswonderdrumporium.com

It also comes with new information about pricing, workshops, links and information about full-time drum & music education in Berlin, (more info below), and a shop for official Dr Paradiddles merchandise!

Talking of which; you can now buy official Dr Paradiddles merchandise here:

http://drparadiddleswonderdrumporium.dizzyjam.com/


And - this talk of full-time drum & music education in Berlin:

...if you are serious about studying drums or music full time in this wonderful city, you can now find out everything you need to know about BIMM Berlin and also book your assessments through Rich, (me obvs), @ Dr Paradiddles.



As a teacher & member of the assessment team, and with years of experience having worked previously in the UK as head of drums for The Academy of Music and Sound (Sw, UK), I am now able to offer information and assessments to students wishing to find out more or apply for a course at BIMM's most recent facility in Berlin.

If you are interested in private tuition, Dr Paradiddles can now offer lessons not only in English, but also in Italian.

There are 3 teachers, (including myself), at the school, each of us offering a free trial lesson and then tailored made lessons designed for each individual student.

So, what are you waiting for?!  Contact us now so we can fulfill your drumming dreams!


1.3.16

Latest News

I don't post often, but when I do there's usually a lot to discuss...

So, straight to it:

I now have two more teachers available to take students at my drum school in Kreuzberg, Berlin; "Dr Paradiddles Wonderdrumporium".

Lessons can now be offered in English or Italian and we are open for new students :-)

I am personally almost fully booked now but the other guys are happy to take on new students...




Next, my updated portfolio.  I am in the process of updating both my teaching CV and my discography.  It's been busy and I have been working with some truly amazing people this year already:

I am looking forward to the music video for the single "Cold Call" by Marakesh which should be ready in a couple of weeks.  We shot the film in February in the deep, deep south of Berlin.  It's going to look incredible I think...  I will post it and spam you all when it's online.


I have also been working with two of the UK's biggest names in studio recording and education:  BIMM and The Abbey Road Institute.

I was lucky enough to have been a part of the opening at Abbey Road, Berlin last week and helped demo the drums and studio as part of the opening night.  It was a huge honour.


If you would like to know more about studying in Berlin either at Abbey Road or BIMM, they offer very different educational programs and I am happy to talk with you more about how they work and what the deal is.

As well as working with these two amazing organisations, I am still offering workshops and masterclasses at The Academy of Music and Sound in the UK, with a trip booked this month (March).  So, if you are in Swindon or Birmingham and want some drum type lesson, let me know and we can book it in - (I will be in the UK 14th to 19th March).


Today also sees the release of the album Sharks and Butterflies from Mr Dog The Bear featuring my playing.  Listen or buy:


http://www.deezer.com/album/11456596

https://player.spotify.com/album/2pSXcBmv0DI9O9L34d77g4

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016VWG9HS?ie=UTF8&keywords=Mr%20Dog%20The%20Bear&qid=1456818366&ref_=sr_1_1&s=dmusic&sr=1-1-mp3-albums-bar-strip-0

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/sharks-and-butterflies/id1050645567

http://www.rhapsody.com/artist/mr-dog-the-bear/album/sharks-and-butterflies

https://www.wimp.no/wweb/album/52719561

https://soundcloud.com/m-r-dogthebear/sets/sharks-and-butterflies

https://www.facebook.com/mrdogthebear/


Last but not least, I had the extreme pleasure recently of working with a new young band, who only thought of a name for themselves after we'd recorded the album!


"Harpo Dell" spent a few hours getting drunk and playing music in my studio while I helped record and mix; an easy job when the songs and players are as good as these guys.  A raw, emotional, dark & brooding album, it was a short but beautiful experience - and Thursday I get to see them play live :-)  I am very excited...

Check out the record here.

Enough for now.

I will get on and update my CV
Byeeee
:-)


12.11.15

There's a new teacher in town...



Dr. Paradiddles is happy to introduce a new teacher...

...meet: Debbie Knox-Hewson.



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UPDATE:

Dr. Paradiddles WonderDrumporium​'s new teacher Debbie, has made the short-list for the best new drummer 2015!

http://www.musicradar.com/news/drums/who-is-the-best-new-drummer-of-2015-630519


(17/11/2015)
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Debbie is the touring drummer with Charli XCX.  An alumna of BIMM in the UK, Debbie recently moved to Berlin, Germany and has joined Rich at Dr Paradiddles.

She is currently accepting students of all ages and ability from January 2016.  This is a great opportunity to start learning drums as a new instrument or improving your ability. Don't forget to inquire about package deals, intense courses and discounts...  :-)

A masterclass drummer with oodles of experience behind her, Debbie is an amazing person to have at Dr P's and I am extremely honoured to have her teaching here.

Find out more about Debbie HERE.

Contact Rich or Debbie to book your session HERE.