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Pat Gesualdo: Helping to Keep Special-Needs Students Healthy

When teaching special-needs students, drum instructors and Drum Therapists must remember that besides the difficulties that disabilities present to learning, there are often health issues to contend with. Keeping the younger and adult special-needs population healthy can have its challenges.…

Modern Drummer
Aug 12, 2011

Robert Platz of Drive A

Hey, MD readers! It really means a lot to me to be a part of this blog. First let me introduce myself and tell you a little bit about my history. My name is Robert Platz, and I’m nineteen years…

Modern Drummer
Jul 15, 2011

Scott Borrero of Misery

To all fellow and lady Modern Drummer readers, this is Scott Borrero from Long Island, New York. I’ve been studying drums and percussion professionally and as a student for over twenty years. I will always be a student. I love…

Modern Drummer
Apr 18, 2011

Aaron Stern of D.R.U.G.S. (Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows)

Hello, fellow MD drum lovers! My name is Aaron Stern, and I play drums in a newly formed rock band called D.R.U.G.S. (Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows). I’ve spent the last few years in transition after the demise of my…

Modern Drummer
Feb 23, 2011

Ryan Guanzon of New Medicine

What’s up, MD readers! We’re just about ending our UPROAR Festival, and it’s been killer! It’s incredible to be out with so many amazing drummers. I still remember working in a drum shop and watching Mike Portnoy’s drum videos…now I’m…

Modern Drummer
Nov 15, 2010

Kevin Figueiredo of Extreme

Hey, everyone, my name in Kevin Figueiredo, and I am the drummer for Extreme. I’ve been playing drums professionally for the past fifteen years, and my main influences include John Henry Bonham, David Garibaldi, Dennis Chambers, and Dave Grohl, among…

Modern Drummer
Aug 12, 2010

Justin Salinas of the Word Alive

Hey, MD readers, Justin Salinas from the Word Alive here! I’m currently secluded in my bunk in the back of our bus, writing up a blog while on one of the many long drives on the Vans Warped Tour. We…

Modern Drummer
Aug 6, 2010

Red's Hayden Lamb

Hey, everybody. I'm sitting in the back lounge of our tour bus on a rainy day in Asheville, North Carolina. We just wrapped up the dates with Seether and Flyleaf and are looking at a summer of spot dates and…

Modern Drummer
Jul 21, 2008