Jumplinks to Student Questions: 00:00:23 - Introduction announcements! 00:04:07 - What is the best way to get rust off of drum hoops? 00:08:19 - Is there a way to safely set up your cymbals to avoid key-holing? 00:11:58 - I have a hard time controlling nerves when playing in front of a couple hundred people versus a few dozen. Why are they different? 00:15:55 - How would you treat the hi hat cymbals so that they don't key-hole? 00:17:53 - What is a good ratio for pad practice & kit practice? Are some exercises more suited for pad practice rather than kit practice & vise versa? 00:19:42 - I'm working through the fills that work lesson track, it would be helpful to see some references for where the fills work in songs. 00:21:42 - What does learning by ear mean? 00:23:30 - Do I need to keep my in person drum teacher if I've learned more going through Beginner Track 1 & 2 than I have with that teacher in a year? 00:25:50 - How does step 2 tie into step 3 of the free stroke? 00:30:42 - When moving an exercise from the pad to the kit it feels different. Is there a way to overcome this hurdle? 00:33:38 - Is there a way to get a tour of the studio if a student is in Nashville? 00:35:29 - I have only received part of an email lesson, how do I get the other emails? 00:36:29 - When I count sextuplets the first group are paradiddle diddle, the next three are right left, right, left etc. for a bar, the last 18 sextuplets I just count on my right hand to keep tempo...is that a bad habit to get into? 00:38:00 - How do you avoid getting dents in your drum heads, also how do you get the dents out? 00:40:45 - I've been using 2b sticks for pad practice but I use a 5b on the kit, do you recommend using thicker sticks for pad practice? Or use the smaller sticks consistently? 00:42:59 - Should I hit the hi hats on top with the tip of the stick, or the shoulder of the hats with the side of the stick? 00:47:44 - Stephen, do you play down on Broadway in Nashville? 00:49:13 - What is hi-hat wobble & how do you get rid of it? 00:51:06 - Outro Announcements!