On The Clinic Trail With Roy Burns
by Bob Allan
Roy Burns is the kind of guy, who on first the meeting makes you feel as though you've known him for twenty five years. He's sincere, outgoing, personable, and totally dedicated to his chosen profession.A mid-westerner from Emporia, Kansas to be exact, his natural inclination for drumming got him on the bands of Woody Herman and Benny Goodman while still practically a teenager. A noble feat, to say the least.
After a lifetime of vast musical experience, Roy now devotes most of his time in the capacity of clinician for the Rogers Drum Company, a job which takes him to cities all across the country. He's very much in demand as a clinician and it's not hard to figure out why; a Roy Burns clinic is a memorable educational experience. It's not uncommon for Roy to voice his views on the