Becoming an employable drummer

By PAUL BOTHNER MUSIC | August 7, 2018

There is a misconception that if you become a good musician, that people will want to hire you. However, if you really want to become an employable drummer, there’s a bit more to it than being good.

The truth is that no matter how good you are, there will always be a drummer who is better. So what can you do to stand out and ensure that people want to work with you? That is exactly what this workshop will teach you.

Where: Paul Bothner Music Somerset West
Shop 16, Checkers Centre
c/o Main & Gordons Street
Somerset West
When: 18 August 2018

Presented by Steph Nortje, who has worked as a professional drummer for many years, and is the drum teacher at SACS.

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What to expect:

  • Writing cheat sheets and charts, essential reading and writing skills
  • Chart navigation, song forms – examples, writing a cheat sheet for a tribute or pub show
  • Developing your own feel, use of rudiments and stick control
  • The use of a metronome or drum loops for Rudiment practice, Using Ostinatos and Permutation Studies for groove development.
  • Genre diversification and building stamina and fluency


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