Even teachers need an occasional technique tune-up (okay, we’re suckers for alliteration). That’s why drum teachers from throughout North America gathered at Drummers Collective in New York City on April 11 to attend an all-day workshop aimed at continuing education, sharing of ideas, and motivational concepts related to drum education. The event sold out well in advance, with nearly 60 drum attendees enjoying engaging presentations from top-notch educators Dom Famularo, Jason Gianni, Tommy Igoe, Morris “Arnie” Lang, Peter Retzlaff, and Jeff Salem. The evening concluded in first-class New York City style, with many of the attendees relocating to a club in Spanish Harlem for dinner and some amazing Latin music. Attendees were all members of Hudson Music’s TIP (Teacher Integration Program), a society of more than 1,100 drum educators, which can be joined at hudsonmusic.com/tip. TIP offers exclusive benefits to members, such as discussion forums, product reviews and feedback, teacher product samples, and first chance at attendance in special events such as this first TIP day.