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Old 02-15-2018, 04:00 PM
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Default Re: Sometimes the most talented drummers can be the worse teachers ever

Originally Posted by Richard.Awesome View Post
Playing drums and teaching music are two totally different skill sets. Some can do both really well, but I think some people focus all of their energy on drumming and never think about explaining it to someone else.
Exactly, and teaching is really more about being able to educate. Just because a drummer can play, doesn't mean they're capable of conveying information and motivating the student at the same time. Some of the most famous teachers were better known as teachers than as drummers: Murray Spivack, Roy Knapp, Sam Ulano, and especially Freddy Gruber, all of whom continued to teach pro drummers (long after you'd think they wouldn't need further instruction!) :)

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