Hudson Music Helps Teachers Supercharge Education With New Media

Hudson Music Helps Teachers Supercharge Education With New Media

Hudson Music has announced its new Teacher Integration Program (TIP), intended to advance drum education by helping instructors integrate traditional and new media in private, commercial and institutional teaching situations. The program, created by leading educators and professionals, offers free, online resources, support and networking possibilities.

The core of the TIP program is a series of downloadable Teacher’s Guides containing in-depth information as well as examples of how to augment book-based learning with a new generation of DVDs and other forms of media such as CDs, MP3s, audio and video recording, music technology and the internet. Currently available Guides include:

  • The Code of Funk (Book+CD) by David Garibaldi
  • Musical Drumming (DVD) by Gregg Bissonette
  • Secret Weapons For The Modern Drummer (DVD) by Jojo Mayer
  • Drumset Technique/History of the U.S. Beat (DVD) by Steve Smith
  • Groove Essentials 1.0 (DVD & Book+CD) by Tommy Igoe

A TIP Advisory Board, made up of representatives from a wide variety of musical backgrounds, geographic locations, and teaching practices, has been established to provide input and oversight. The Board features a roster of well-known drummers/teachers as well as full time educators, including:

  • Carl Allen (artist/educator)
  • Neil Garthly (Academy of Drums, NJ)
  • Donny Greundler (PIT, Hollywood, CA)
  • Steve Houghton (Indiana University-Bloomington, President PAS)
  • Sherri Maricle (Director of Education, New York Pops)
  • Allison Miller (artist/educator)
  • Rod Morgenstein (artist/educator)
  • John Ramsay (Berklee School of Music, Boston, MA)
  • Peter Retzlaff (Drumers Collective, New York, NY)
  • Jeff Salem (artist/educator)
  • Ed Soph (North Texas State University, Denton, TX)

Membership in this new drum education program is free with registration at For additional information, please go to .

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