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What a WONDERFUL weekend the Wake & District team had with Andrew Hoinakci – who composed scores for our new 2013 MEDLEY.

Andrew is regarded throughout North America as one of the most effective contemporary instructors of Scottish style drumming and band ensemble.  He is a respected adjudicator for his fairness, as well as the critical feedback he provides to competitors, and his willingness to expand on his written feedback.  He is also active within administrative bodies that oversee competitive grading standards, event sanctioning requirements, and judging credentials.

Andrew’s prime directive is to assist others in their pursuit of increased knowledge, improved skills, and a  greater satisfaction from their participation in the Scottish performing arts.  His instruction is instrumental keeping Wake & District focused on future achievement – and we look forward to his next trip back to Raleigh!

For more information on ar2|drumming and the range of professional education and leadership resources for the Scottish performing arts community please visit >> http://drumming.ar2online.com

 The chase is on…

AR2′s RULES (as seen on drumming.ar2online.com)

  1. GO FOR IT – Don’t ever say that you can not do something before you’ve actually tried it, and don’t be afraid to make big noises or make big mistakes. The harder you try, the bigger and more obvious your mistakes, the easier it is to eliminate weaknesses!!
  2. NO EXCUSES – There is no point in trying to explain why you didn’t achieve something. If it is due to lack of investment, try harder. If it was a technique flaw, fix it. If it was a loss of memory, focus more. Don’t make excuses… make improvements and excel.
  3. ACT AS IF – Professional methods lead to professional results! Spend your time invested in skill-building, knowing your instrument, and even dressing the part. If you use practice methods and  rehearsal strategies similar to a professional, and adopt a professional attitude toward your goals, then you are giving yourself the best possible chance of achieving a professional level of success.

Competitive Focus Priority  (equally applicable to producing any professional performance):

  • Priority #1 – Tempo – The drummers’ first responsibility individually and as a team is to maintain an accurate tempo.
  • Priority #2 – Clarity – The team must focus on playing in perfect unison which includes the notes and the sound being produced.
  • Priority #3 – Music – Each tune must be played in a manner properly suiting the execution and expression of that idiom.



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