HUMANS OF DJEMBE – Part 51 – STEPHEN REDDAN ( Melbourne)

 

“My drumming tourney harks back 4 years ago when my musical wife gave me a voucher for 6 lessons. Lo and behold she created a monster!

Little did she know that my practising would overwhelm her music ever practice. My neighbours even tell me they know when my wife is away when they here me drumming. The benefits of drumming are well known when discussing mental health.

However the spirit of support and camaraderie of the drumming community also plays a tremendous role. Every class where I play instantly transports me away from the trials and tribulations of the business day, and deeply in the circle of rhythms and beats of my drumming group. Of course this is great fun, with regular performances are exciting and entertaining, especially for the drummers.

The more I play the more I recognise there is to learn.
I now have a way to express the music I feel inside.
Now off to practice more as my neighbours do not need too much sleep. 😀

Thanks to all my teachers and drumming buddies for all the encouragement”