UWAGA! Ten odcinek jest w języku angielskim.
This is first English episode of NaDętY PODCAST. I hope You will enjoy it, despite my English 😉
INTRO and OUTRO are still in Polish, so don’t be scared to wait a while.
My guest is Dirkjan van Groningen.
Dirkjan is a professional drummer, percussionist, educator, arranger and composer from Zwolle, The Netherlands.
During school years he played in several well know Dutch show bands, drum corps percussion ensembles and orchestras.
In 1993 he joined Dutch Boy Drum & Bugle Corps from Canada to compete in the American Drum & Bugle Corps competition DCI.
Dirkjan is teaching drums and percussion at Quintus Kampen.
As a drummer he is active in different bands and occasional ensembles.
To share his knowledge in the field of mallet technique and rudimental drumming He is frequently asked for clinics in The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy and Poland.
He is the creative director of Percussion Books and Show & Marching Music. For Show & Marching Music he’s writing music for different European (marching) bands and (indoor) percussion ensembles.
Dirkjan is the author of the populair Snare Drum Basics method books, sponsored by Roland Central Europe ,Majestic Percussion Instruments, Salyers Percussion and Soultone Cymbals.
We will talk about establishing drum line in your band, but first we get to know closer my guest. His first percussion experience, marching in DCI championships, motivation, rudiments.
In this audition we listen to three pieces composed by Dirkjan van Groningen, You can find them and buy on his website:
SHOW AND MARCHING MUSIC
LIFE’S HARD by Dirkjan van Groningen
Full Video (YOUTUBE) of Live performance of RUDIMENTAL CONCERTO by Dirkjan van Groningen