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Hi John, thank you for dedicating your life to drums, and sharing your knowledge and experiences with us. Your books are incredibly helpful. I've been playing drums for 15+ years but have recently stopped gigging so I can spend some serious time improving the fundamentals of my mechanics and technique. I live 20 miles north of Boston, MA and am looking for a teacher that can help me improve my technique with a more relaxed & natural approach. Do you have any recommendations for anyone in my area? Thank you for your time.
by BrendanNovember 26, 2016 6:57 PM
Hi john, I am curious about the way you tune your drums in a Jazz setting. Do you tune them to a certain note or just where you think they sound good? Thanks so much!
by DaveNovember 6, 2016 10:04 AM
hallo sir john riley once again I say thank you for your advice that you have given me I have found teachers who led me to be a successful drummer like you My teacher was a pupil you 've learned with you a personal drum I'm so glad she could led me despite being a musician it takes I will remain patient 's always practicing and learning thank you sir john riley continued success for the future, I hope you can be a good drummer and motivate everyone GBU
by dion andika maruliSeptember 6, 2016 8:57 AM
hallo sir john riley I apologize in advance I want to ask you another I'm ready for a career in music but I implore what should I do for a career in music and I am ready to bear the risk honestly I loved the drums I wanted to be a successful drummer thank you sir john riley
by dion andika maruliAugust 6, 2016 1:43 PM
John, Love your work! I am currently working on 'Beyond Bop' but unfortunately I've misplaced the cd! Is there any way to stream or download the tracks? I've been turning my house upside down looking for the disc instead of practicing! Unfortunately, I cant swing buying the book again at the moment. Regards, Justin
by JustinJuly 25, 2016 2:38 PM
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