Michael is preparing for a new series of drumline clinics and tours. Events will be posted soon!.
The fifth issue of Drumline Magazine is now available at music stores from coast to coast! This free publication is dedicated to the percussive marching arts in Canada, and features profiles of drumlines, individuals, products, and tips and tricks from the experts. Michael would personally like to thank and congratulate all those who worked on this project for making it a success. Visit your local major music store to get a copy, or view it online at the website. Follow new developments with the magazine and drumlines in Canada on Facebook and Twitter!
Michael is the Executive Director and co-founder of the Canadian Drumline Association! This new governing body will assist in facilitating competitions for scholastic drumlines in Ontario. Visit the website to obtain applications for membership and adjudication, and contest schedules. Keep up to date with the Association on Facebook and Twitter.
Michael is now teaching private drumset, marching percussion, and hand percussion lessons in his new home studio! Students of all ages and playing abilities are welcome. Please visit the Lessons page for more information and to see photos of his studio.
You can now keep up to date with Michael's news and events on Facebook and Twitter!
Michael's much-anticipated book, "Developing Modern Drumlines", is now available! This book is a must-have for anyone interested in starting or teaching a marching percussion ensemble, whether it is a scholastic or independent indoor drumline, drum corps, or marching band. It provides step-by-step instruction from beginning to end, including numerous "insider tips" that come with years of experience in a variety of ensembles. Not only will these be indispensable to the band director or community leader with little exposure to the marching arts, they can help any organization look more professional and be more competitive. Topics include:
-history of the activity and instruments
-purchasing and maintaining equipment
-playing and marching technique
-exercises and music
-writing and arranging music
-performances and competitions
-directing the organization
...and much more!
Michael's first publication, "The Mad Practice Pad", is now available in its second edition! With over 20 additional pages containing many new exercises and a chapter on hybrid rudiments, this new book provides the critical foundations for novice drummers while giving professionals that extra edge needed in a competitive market.
For more information or to purchase Michael's publications, please visit the Books page.