A good balance between joy and progress
Posted on: 30 August 2022
One thing I’m very keen to share with my drummers is the joy of making music. That great feeling when you lose yourself in playing – only to come back happier, as if you’ve been on a mini holiday.
In my experience that joy increases the better you get and some of my students choose graded drum exams as a tool to help make that progress. I applaud their choice, but it does present the challenge of how to maintain joy whilst preparing for an exam.
I’m pleased to say that my drummers and I seem to have found a healthy approach here, one that maintains a good balance between joy and progress.
In July 2022, 12 of my drummers challenged themselves by taking a graded drum exam. And out of the 12:
- all passed with flying colours
- all are still drumming with TheDomDom – happily as far as I know 😉
- And quite a few have already started to prepare for their next exam….
Well done and big congratulations to:
Alex, Ben, Chelsea, Edward, Eva, Ted, George, Jess, Josie, Megan, Sam and Tom.
I’m very proud of you 🙂 Thank you for drumming with TheDomDom.
And thank you to Jon from RSL Awards for coming to TheDomDom’s studio to grade my drummers.