the adventures of yoshi

my new toy…

Posted in Drums by yoshi on October 2, 2011

As you know, I’ve been taking drumming lessons. I’ve been wanting to take classes for such a long time and finally, I feel like I’ve been able to fill a void…

Marc from Bang is doing an amazing job, along with Phil, my teacher. I’m excited to come to class every week for an hour, but am sad when my one hour is up =( which is why I decided to invest in a new toy! Yes, I’m not playing around, I’m’ serious about this drum business! If only my piano keyboard would get the same loving =X

Will post some videos of my progress when I feel like I’m at a good stage hehehehehhee, for now, use your imagination =P

drum lessons and brunch in williamsburg…

Posted in Because I'm Fat, Music by yoshi on September 25, 2011

Woohoo! After all the stress I’ve had to put up with with losing my iPhone (actually, more like someone STEALING it from my desk at work), I was happy and excited to attend my first drumming session at BANG! The Drum School in Williamsburg and let loose – yea, I know you’ve all seen their ads plaster around Bedford Ave!

When it comes to playing the drums, I’m oooookay for having learned on my own, but I thought it was about time to take lessons and learn how to read music sheets and know the fundamentals of percussion.

Because I took piano for almost 13 years, reading music was just peachy, a bit different obviously, but not too bad! My instructor, Phil, was awesome, he said we could skip ahead to the harder stuff since I was able to catch on quickly – yayyyyy!!! I learned some rock beats and one fill lol.

Looking forward to my next lesson, gotta put in the practice so I don’t lose what I just learned! I bought a little practice pad and some sticks… if I get better, maybe I’ll invest in an electric set, or I’ll just jam out in the music room at work =D

I left my bike with Omar and Louise, so after class, we all went to have brunch at Colette – STARVIN MARVIN! We sat in their newly extended garden area and devoured fish tacos, season fries with a side of aioli, and I had their baked french toast topped with plums – OMGAAAHHHH YUM! Oh also ordered a bloody mary for myself… which Louise helped me finish =X

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