Happy New Year! This week’s blog features an interview I recently did for The Holiday Cafe. For those who are unfamiliar, The Holiday Cafe is a really cool online literary magazine focusing on the arts, with most of the writers/ artists being from the Pittsburgh area. Click on this link for the full winter 2013 issue; www.TheHolidayCafe.com. Lots of great written works and beautiful art as always! Really appreciate the drum school shout out! Thanks to all involved!! :)
Class Is In Session - An Interview with Chris Belin of The Traveling Drum School By Natalie Sebula
When I noticed that you were looking for someone that inspires the community I instantly thought of Christopher Belin. He is the sole proprietor of the Chris Belin’s Traveling Drum School as well as being a professional drummer. I have had the opportunity to know him for several years. Since then I have noticed how Chris has impacted the community with his drumming and teaching skills. I interviewed him and here is what he had to say:
If there was one thing you wanted people to know about your business…what would it be?
As a teacher, I’m committed to developing an individualized curriculum for each student, based on their interests & goals, to ensure their aspirations of being a drummer become reality. As a freelance drummer, I give 110% all the time. Every note I play is done with heart, portraying my deep love for music.
How do you feel your business has impacted the community?
Thus far I feel the Traveling Drum School has had an extremely positive impact on the community. No matter what, my teaching approach is always positive and encouraging. It’s gratifying to see students convey the same or similar philosophies in their playing & attitudes. Many students have been able to perform in the areas where they reside, whether it’s a school band program or their own bands. Some have even had the opportunity to tour and post drum clips on the internet, showcasing their skills on a more global level.
Lastly, what is your future endeavors in the business?
My goals are always to take my business to the next level, keep growing and evolving with the times. Teaching more diverse students, releasing instructional books, and performing with more bands/ solo artists are goals I continue aspiring to achieve.
For more information on Chris and his Traveling Drum School check out his website www.chrisbelindrums.com. He will also be releasing a book in 2013.