Someone asked me the other day why I like teaching drums. It didn't take me long to answer. The best thing about teaching drums is seeing the change in people. Their eyes light up when they realise that they can actually do this. They can actually string a beat together. Many don't believe they will be able to when they first begin. Often, they are tentative, curious and scared. It's great when they can play something and it sounds good. But it's not just about stringing beats together, or learning how to apply fills and rudiments - important as that is.
It's about the rise in self-belief - in confidence. It's about personal development. A sense of achievement. The realisation that they might actually be able to make music and play music. I love seeing the change in people and seeing them grow as people and players. It is a wonderful thing to be able to share knowledge and skills. To me, it's the most rewarding thing and grateful that I am able to do it every day.