Today I am very proud to announce that I have been accepted as a member of the Educational Team at Salyers Percussion. I never considered myself to be an educator even after I co-wrote an award-winning instructional drum book but someone much smarter than I am pointed out that creating educational material is exactly the kinds of things that educators do. That made me feel very good to know that I was acting in the capacity of a teacher. As a published historian I also impart knowledge about the subjects I write about so I guess that makes me an educator too. As a member of the Salyers team I will be acting in the role of a drum set educator sharing ideas and exercises for teaching the instrument. I’ll keep you apprised of any exciting projects. I want to thank Bruce Salyers for inviting me to sign on as a member of such a prestigious team.