Practicing Drummer is a blog I started in November 2016 to share what I’m discovering as I pursue playing the drums and music again. My primary focus is jazz drumming, which is most of what I share, though I am interested in all styles of music.

After playing drums throughout my childhood, going to Berklee College of Music, and having a short career as a drummer and instructor, I gave it up for many years.

Without drums to focus on, the obsessiveness that had been given to music was directed at becoming a web developer, professional photographer, and accessibility engineer, which is what I currently do for work.

It wasn’t until after a shoulder injury in 2016 that I thought to myself, “Oh no, I’ll never play drums again!” It was a powerful moment. After not playing for many years, it was clear to me that drumming was still very important to me. I spent months in physical therapy and promised myself that I would start practicing drums again as soon as I could.

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