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Old 01-31-2013, 04:34 PM
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.....found out this morning that another one of my students was accepted into Berklee College of Music.

thats 4 total.....and 3 of them will be there at the same time just a few years apart ......2 on scholarship

there are no words to describe how proud I am of these guys.......so proud I felt I needed to share with my Drummerworld family

I handed them their fist pair of sticks ....and now they are part of the student body of one of the most renown music schools in the world

the future of drumming / music is bright.....these kids are fantastic well rounded musicians......not to mention seriously killer players
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:58 PM
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.....found out this morning that another one of my students was accepted into Berklee College of Music.

thats 4 total.....and 3 of them will be there at the same time just a few years apart ......2 on scholarship

there are no words to describe how proud I am of these guys.......so proud I felt I needed to share with my Drummerworld family

I handed them their fist pair of sticks ....and now they are part of the student body of one of the most renown music schools in the world

the future of drumming / music is bright.....these kids are fantastic well rounded musicians......not to mention seriously killer players

Congrats......must be teaching them well.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:00 PM
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A solid testament to your skills as a teacher and a great thing to add to your list of accomplishments. Congrats to you and your students for the hard work and success!
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:27 PM
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Proud indeed, congratulations, and, as you mentioned nice that real musicians are still developing in this pro tools, auto tune, drum machine age.
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Old 01-31-2013, 05:41 PM
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Congratulations, Anthony! They're luck to have you as a teacher.

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Old 01-31-2013, 06:00 PM
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Awesome! Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Is that 20 characters yet?
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:31 PM
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You should!

Congratulations and well done!!!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:52 PM
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Congratulations, Ants!

Your students are lucky to have you as a teacher.
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:52 PM
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Awesome job! Congratulations! Back in my teaching days, I also had a similar
feeling when my student did a drum recital. I think I was more nervous. hahaha!
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Old 01-31-2013, 06:54 PM
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Nice job Anthony. Something to be very proud of indeed. Do any of them have beards?
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:00 PM
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Anyone who cares as much about others success is indeed a good hearted person. I'm happy to see you reap those intangible rewards from all the hard work you do with your students. Thanks for sharing your successes with us.
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Old 01-31-2013, 07:19 PM
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So when I see a dozen or so professional players with high-profile gigs and man-sized beards in about five years time, I'll know exactly who is at the root of that?

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Old 01-31-2013, 07:54 PM
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That's awesome!! Congratulations!

Perhaps you've found your calling. Just think, tomorrow's drummers could look back to you with reverence much like Freddy Gruber, Jim Chapin, Alan Dawson,etc. are today.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:28 PM
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Well since you're from Berkeley Heights, isn't it automatic? Kidding, of course. It's a great accomplishment. Teachers change lives and get precious little recognition. Congratulations!
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:37 PM
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Great job, and thanks for sharing!!

Thanks also for your part in getting more musicians out into the world!
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:54 PM
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I'm really jealous of your students. Your approach and attitude to music is rather inspiring.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:16 PM
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thanks so much everyone for all your kind words....I knew you guys would appreciate something like this

I truly am so proud
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:29 PM
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Congrats! You must be doing something right!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:40 PM
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That's wonderful news Anthony! I truly wish them the best of luck!

Maybe if I took lessons from you I wouldn't be such a hack ;)
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:57 PM
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All I can do is echo what others have said Tony.You're building a legacy that most teachers/educators would be proud of.

Being a retired scoutmaster,I felt a sense of pride and accomplishment when one of my kids became an eagle scout,which is scouting highest youth award.So I have some understanding of how it feels, when all the years of hard work pay off in a major way.

Whatever you're doing...just keep it up...and show em' how it's done.Their acomplishments are certainly a reflection of your skills and character.Bravo sir.

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Old 02-01-2013, 03:23 AM
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How long have you been teaching?

Doesnt matter- congratulations to your students and you! Just curious.
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Old 02-01-2013, 03:28 AM
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Great story - congratulations!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:47 AM
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Not a thing many drummers can brag about.

Grats Anthony!
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:56 AM
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You sound like you really love your job Anthony...
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:40 AM
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Awesomeness!

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Old 02-01-2013, 08:25 AM
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That's awesome. I remember how great it felt to have my first student nail his first money beat on his first lesson. Your joy level must reach to the moon and back with your students. I don't teach as much as I used to but it was always a great feeling to help a student succeed.
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