Woodmansey hits Drumtech!

It was induction day for the new One Year Drum Diploma students at London's Drumtech school earlier this week, and what a welcome they had! Drum great Woody Woodmansey was there to greet them with an inspirational masterclass.

Having played with David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Lou Reed and Edgar Winter during his career Woody has a lot of experience and advice to impart. As well as talking about his history on the drums he discussed kit tuning and delivering an emotional impact with your songs before unveiling his chops for a 15 minute explosion at the kit.

Don't forget to keep up with the progress of Rhythm's latest Drumtech Scholarship winner who will be starting his diary in Rhythm in the coming months.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.