CELEBRATING 16 YEARS on the SHORE
“Musicians are some of the most driven, courageous people on the face of the earth. They deal with more day-to-day rejection in one year than most people do in a lifetime. Every day, they face the financial challenge of living a freelance lifestyle, the disrespect of people who think they should get real jobs, and their own fear that they'll never work again. Every day, they have to ignore the possibility that the vision they have dedicated their lives to is a pipe dream. With every note, they stretch themselves, emotionally and physically, risking criticism and judgment. With every passing year, many of them watch as the other people their age achieve the predictable milestones of normal life - the car, the family, the house, the nest egg. Why? Because musicians are willing to give their entire lives to a moment - to that melody, that lyric, that chord, or that interpretation that will stir the audience's soul. Musicians are beings who have tasted life's nectar in that crystal moment when they poured out their creative spirit and touched another's heart. In that instant, they were as close to magic, God, and perfection as anyone could ever be. And in their own hearts, they know that to dedicate oneself to that moment is worth a thousand lifetimes.” - David Ackert, LA Times
2020 was such a disrputive year with COVID 19 and Lockdowns, which really threw a spanner in the works for students. We were fortunate that TRINITY COLLEGE, LONDON (NZ) managed to keep the examinations going, though delayed and we got a fantastic result. Here are some of the smiling faces!! Congratulations to you all...
So many highlights in 2018. 24 students get DISTINCTIONS/Excellences at TRINITY College, LONDON and NCEA Drum kit examinations, 10 year old Nate Carroll featured on TVNZ and Alex Beattie being awarded the AIMES 2018 Jr Scholarship worth $$$$. See the video of his performance with a 20 piece orchestra at the Awards Ceremony.
There were so many amazing students with talent this year in 2019....it was impossible to choose just one...so we had THREE outstanding students again this year - Nate Carroll, Sindy Feng and Alex Beattie
STUDENT VIDEO COLLAGE from NOV 2015:
TRINITY COLLEGE, LONDON - HIGH ACHIEVERS 2019 - DISTINCTION STUDENTS
Some amazing results over the years...a few of the DISTINCTION certificates from Oct 2018...some very PROUD moments for DRUMADIDDLE students and we share this with PRIDE!! More details on the EXAMINATIONS page (2008-2018)