Rob Brian talks about how to become a Confident Drummer

This week, I was very privileged to be able to interview Top Session Drummer and Drum Clinician, Rob Brian  about the aspects of being a confident drummer. Having played for Siouxsie Sioux, Black Box and Modern English and taught extensively to all age ranges and abilities, I have always found Rob to be inspiring and I had the pleasure of working with him for about 5 years, establishing the instrumental syllabus at City of Bath College which has contributed to the success of BA1 Records and the amount of drummers from college who have entered the profession since benefiting from Rob’s Tuition.

In this 3 part interview, Rob touches upon key areas relating to:

  • preparation,
  • performance mind set,
  • practicing for soloing,
  • dealing with tricky people,
  • handling difficult gigs,
  • playing styles outside of your comfort zone and gives some
  • top tips for any performer, regardless of experience or ability.

I am very grateful for Rob for giving up his time and energy to share such gold dust with us. You can find out more about Rob Brian at 
Here is Rob Brian on Jonathan Ross with Siouxsie Sioux

About clivemusic

I have taught music, enabling musicians to be confident about performing for over 20 years. I also train teachers and trainers to be confident in the classroom. Keyboard, piano and composing, arranging and singing are my musical loves. I love performing and play Jazz with a Quartet and also sing and direct my own Barbershop Quartet called The Sherlock Combs. I used to be an incredibly nervous performer, suffering from stage fright and through teaching music and learning many mind training techniques, come with me on a journey to confident performing.
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1 Response to Rob Brian talks about how to become a Confident Drummer

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