Can a paradiddle save the world? Although rhetorical in nature, I’m not hard pressed to answer this question after teaching at the Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls for the last five years. I have seen the paradiddle challenge, inspire, and become incorporated as a building block for the most honest level of creative expression. This is why I followed my heart and dream and became a drummer in the first place. This is what I choose to give to the world. Seeing the girls take the information a run with it down their individual paths was true confirmation of the fact that yes, a paradiddle can perhaps save the world – quiet as it is kept. Teaching at this camp has been the brightest lights in my career as a professional drummer.
Please check out the cool video made by MTV news in support of the camp posted above
Also, Thankyou to Vater(Chad Brandolini) & Sabian(Paul Celucci) for kicking in sticks and cymbals to the camp from the beginning!