Our Music students gained an expert insight into the art of drumming at a specialist workshop.

Percussion Specialist Ben Alldred of D’Addario UK, the UK arm of New York-based instrument manufacturer D’Addario, visited us to pass on the tips of the trade to students on Music degrees.

The workshop guided the students through key aspects of working with drums such as tuning technique and replacing and selecting drum heads.

Ben also give advice to the students about drum kit care and how to manipulate drum sounds.

Ben said: “I would like to thank University Campus Barnsley for hosting the tuning workshop in their fantastic performance space. The students were extremely engaged and asked some very relevant and challenging questions on how to go about creating their own drum sound.”

Tutor Bob Wynne added: “It was great to engage the students on a subject useful to both performance and production courses. We are following up on Ben’s talk with the students by changing all the heads on our drum kits.”

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