I spend time here to learn more about drums, not win a popularity contest. Keep that in mind. Going to be logging off for another few weeks.
And with that attitude the chances of you making a living as a session drummer are slightly below zero.Its a tuff business and in order to make a living out of it,you have to be mentally tuff also.I spend time here to learn more about drums, not win a popularity contest. Keep that in mind. Going to be logging off for another few weeks.
Was once a keen, determined and unwaivering young bloke who thought this:
Sometimes life just has to be experienced. All teenagers know that old people know nothing. Why should this be any different? All you can do is have a crack, if it pays off, more power to you. If not, I'll see you on a forum in 20 years warning youngsters to have a back up plan. ;-)But you know what? It's my life, and I'll continue to waste it away trying to be a successful drummer, even in the midst of billions of drummers trying to do the same thing.
I found your post was positive and inspiring in the face of reality and your playing speaks for itself.Hey, don't get all "angry young man" about it. If you read the entire thread, I said it was going to sound like some alien idea compared to what you've programmed yourself to believe. You don't have to believe any of it. Just believe what you believe and go your own way. If I got a dollar for every time I heard your stereotypical response of "it's my life" and immediately getting disrespectful about what someone else is saying because you don't agree, I wouldn't have to work at all. I'm stating my opinion on what I've seen happen to me and to others. You go out there and make your own opinion and if it works, that's great, I'd still applaud your effort and congratulations will be in order. Sorry if what I said was depressing - and I never said a psychology degree was toilet paper. I think the concensus here is that a music performance degree is only as good as the player who has it.
No idea what part of my post (that did nothing but support yours) ruffled your feathers mate. Wanna go into some detail here or are you just happy to throw cryptic darts from afar?That's me..I'm an old hand....32 years old. Talk when you can wannabe. Don't pretend like you know me..or anyone else. You don't have a clue--that's fairly obvious.
Cryptic darts! I like it! I might have to steal that for my next English paper.No idea what part of my post (that did nothing but support yours) ruffled your feathers mate. Wanna go into some detail here or are you just happy to throw cryptic darts from afar?
If you wan't to get hired as a teacher at a school then I guess you sorta have to have a degree, but not for private teaching. You might want to learn a thing or two about taxes though.The IRS are a bunch of mean bastards, even here in Sweden...Just one more question...
Do you HAVE to have some saught of a degree in music behind you to become a drum teahcer or can you set of your own private lessons in a room in your house? (without any legal issues)
Thanks everyone for sharing your knowledge!