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Real-world, practical advice for moving from where you are to becoming a pro drummer! You'll hear from Daniel Hadaway, The Drum Coach, along with other musicians who are earning a real living playing music. You'll finish every episode inspired to continue your journey, and you'll be equipped with practical, actionable steps YOU can take to get your first paying gig!
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Real-world, practical advice for moving from where you are to becoming a pro drummer! You'll hear from Daniel Hadaway, The Drum Coach, along with other musicians who are earning a real living playing music. You'll finish every episode inspired to continue your journey, and you'll be equipped with practical, actionable steps YOU can take to get your first paying gig!
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    How to Charge Whatever You Want as a Drummer

    How to Charge Whatever You Want as a Drummer

    The recent excitement and controversy over the Gamestop stock reminded me of an old adage that applies to both the stock market and the music business: a product (like your drumming) is only worth what someone else is willing to pay for it.
    So if that's the case- how can YOU as a drummer take back that control, and charge whatever you like as a drummer?

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    • 12 min
    Running Your Drumming Like a Business

    Running Your Drumming Like a Business

    No one told me when I became a full-time drummer that my job would be anything more than just playing awesome music all the time. But the reality is: the second you become a pro drummer- or even the minute you decide to pursue it- your job stops being just playing the drums. Your job actually becomes: finding and keeping gigs. Drumming is a part of that, but you can't drum for a living if you aren't successful at finding and keeping gigs. Let's talk about it today...
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    • 9 min
    If I Gave You a Gig, Could You Even Take It?

    If I Gave You a Gig, Could You Even Take It?

    So many drummers complain about a lack of opportunity- and yet they aren't prepared for a potential gig. If you aren't ready for an opportunity right now, then you don't deserve the opportunity yet! But that can change! Start today by preparing for the gig you WANT as if the gig is already yours!
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    • 10 min
    Is This Show Right for You?

    Is This Show Right for You?

    Since we're starting a new season of this show, I think it's a good time to make sure you're in the right place... And the honest truth is that this is NOT the right place for everyone. If you've listened to the show for a while, you probably already know that this is the right place for you. So I made sure to include some brand new advice for you too!
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    • 9 min
    Protect Your Most Valuable Instruments!

    Protect Your Most Valuable Instruments!

    We're going to talk about something today that many of us are reluctant to address: our health as drummers. Particularly our hearing health and protecting our hands, feet, and joints. The only thing less exciting than warming up/stretching before playing, is the thought of being injured and unable to drum at all! So while this may not seem like a super-exciting topic, let's spend 10 minutes today on something that can save you years of heartache down the road.
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    • 12 min
    How to Erase "Groove-Killers"

    How to Erase "Groove-Killers"

    I went on a YouTube bender recently, and rediscovered one of my biggest pet peeves about amateur drummers. So today I thought I'd offer some advice on how to fix this issue, if you suffer from it too- AND how to figure out if you have it!
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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

schwenman ,

Honest advice

Great honest advice and examples that really affect all of us. No matter what your instrument is, all the advice given can be applied to your situation. 👍🏻👍🏻

Josh R Yeah ,

Great Podcast for Musicians

Been listening since the days of drummer daily and this podcast has only gotten better! Learning a lot that I can apply to pursuing music professionally in the midst of having a full time day job that I’m not planning on giving up. Real world stuff here!

shep_martin ,

daaaaaamn daniel!

i’ve been following daniel on insta for a couple years now because he’s an incredible drummer and turns out he has so much wisdom to share as well. very humble, real guy and i’m excited to hear many more episodes to come!

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