“I am from Brooklyn N.Y. now living in Easton PA. I have been playing the drums since I was 8 years old until my early 30’s. Like most people I got married and started a family and after buying a home I gave up playing music. 20 years later and into my second marriage at the age of 56, I ran into one of my favorite drummers when I was working at the airport. Bobby Rondinelli, who played for Rainbow, Blue Oyster Cult, Black Sabbath ect, ect. We started talking about drumming and I remember him saying to me, “John, if you love playing then just play for the enjoyment of it. Your never to old to do what makes you happy.” I told this to my wife Kim and she surprised me with a drum kit that summer.
Searching the internet for drum lessons *God knows I was pretty rusty* I came upon dozens and dozens of drumming websites. One of these sites caught my attention very strongly because of the instructor and how he gave lessons. This website was Stephens Drum Shed. I liked how he was straight and to the point. “This is what I’m teaching and this is how you do it”. No nonsense and straight to the point. Since that first video instruction I have watched and listened to Stephen’s lessons, scraping off one layer at a time of rust from my drumming. He showed me how to do things I once knew how to do but had forgotten over the years. He got me back on track and playing things I had long forgotten how to do. I have subscribed to the lessons on You Tube, joined the email lessons, and purchased some of the downloadable lessons. I could go on and on about how much Stephen has helped me get back into playing the drums after 20 plus years. To keep it short I would like to say…Stephen, thank you for what you have done for my drumming ability. I am now playing in a band once again and was at the studio recording our music. It’s true what they say, You’re Never Too Old. From one drummer to another, student to teacher, thank you.”