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There is a time to post cats on Facebook. A time to post dogs. A time to post your band and promote your music or whatever it is you do. But please folks…Make time to create and spread awareness of the things that are happening around the world. The things that are unjust and brutal. […]
As you may know, I travel a lot!! Per year, probably way more then the average person does in a lifetime. It seems to me, that most musicians these days travel tons in order to make a living. Personally I find this to be a welcome situation. I love traveling. Love every part of it. […]
Compact Monitors and Phil Maturano
The importance of keeping your ears fresh. ” You are what you hear” – I am sure we are all very familiar with this saying by now. It implies that your listening habits will determine the way you sound on the kit. I was reminded of the importance of this recently as the regular life […]
Drumming and Composition blog
As you may or may not know, I am in the middle of writing my next cd. This blog is really meant to give you an idea of what i think about the tasks involved in the process of writing and my own personal view on composition, from the standpoint of being a drummer. Every […]
The Left Foot clave Video Series
Do you want to improve your all around drumming skills? What is it that really makes you improve? Is it faster hands? Faster feet? More technique? Well…After teaching 1000’s of drummers across the globe, I can tell you that many many people have great technique, great hands and feet, as fast as anyone I have […]
Ettore Interview
This interview is with great Italian pianist Ettore Carucci. He gives us his thoughts about drummers and a few tips as well. This interview is mostly for my Italian students as Ettore and I are speaking in Italian. If you speak Italian as well, have a look;) All the best , Phil M
Every once in a while we all have to go through this. You get to a point where you want to play new stuff. You want to get another genre under your belt. You want to expand. In the quest to get new vocabulary under your belt, as we all know, there is a time […]
Perseverance
I have been getting lots of strange questions lately. Maybe its a sign of the times. People are a bit worried about the future maybe. Students have never asked me these types of questions straight out before. For example, “How do you get to make a living with drums!” Even though times have changed in […]
Roy Mc Curdy and Phil Maturano
It goes without saying that the right teacher changes your life in drumming. Finding this teacher is one of the most important things you can do in your drumming life. Now…being self taught is something that many take pride in announcing. However, i just don’t think that is possible. If you have ever heard another […]
Your Value as an artist
This blog is dedicated to all the people who have written me, that are going through this problem. It seems to be a constant in many situations.  Maybe you find this hard to believe, but when i was much younger, it was hard for me to understand my value as an artist. I had people […]
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