Andrew Hewitt - "Australia's most inspirational drummer"
Introducing Andrew Hewitt
Andrew Hewitt, dubbed as "Australia's most inspirational drummer", is starting to become one of the most talked about drummers on the national and international drumming and disability communities.
He was born with Cerebral Palsy, which restricts movement in his arms and legs, which forces him to use a wheelchair. This has made drumming a very serious challenge.
Despite this, over the past 20 years Andrew has worked successfully as a Performing Artist, Drum Teacher, Drum set Clinician, Motivational Speaker, Workshop Facilitator, and Disability Advocate.
Andrew is an Australian facilitator for TRAP'D (The Rhythmic Arts Project Downunder), an educational program using hand drums and percussion, which is based on the The Rhythmic Arts Project, which was founded in 1997 by Eddie Tuduri in Santa Barbara, California.
He is also on the board of directors of Can-Do Musos, a global voice which has been established to support artists with challenges from all over the world.
In 2014, Andrew was nominated for the prestigious "Australian of the Year" award, and although he didn't make it as a finalist, it was still a huge honor for Andrew.
Currently, Andrew is an Australian endorsed artist for Pearl Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Drumsticks, and Remo Drum Heads and Percussion.
Sydney Drum Teacher / World Renown Drummer
Andrew Hewitt is available for:
- TRAP'D (The Rhythmic Arts Project Downunder)
- Sydney Drum Teacher
- Drum Clinics and Workshops
- THAT OTHER BAND - Sydney Cover Band
- Motivational Speaking
- Rehabilitation & Disability Drum Consulting
- Live Performances
Andrew Hewitt Fundraiser
Brisbane Drummers in association with Radio WH Melbourne, Ellaways Music Kedron and Drumscene Magazine have put together an online fundraiser
HELP ANDREW HEWITT GET TO NAMM IN JANUARY 2015
Can-Do Musos recently reached 125 members from 14 countries across the globe. This shows how many talented musicians there are out there with challenges. We wish to change the negative attitudes and turn them into positives.
In January 2015, Andrew is heading off to Los Angeles, California to attend The NAMM Show with Dom Famularo, David Segal, Mike Mignogna and Joe Hardy put Can-Do Musos in the spotlight, and represent Australia, and Australian musos with a disability.
Getting Andrew to the USA will benefit every musician in the Can-Do Musos family. This will give Can-Do Musos a mark on the world, and a chance to really show that we CAN.
A donation of $10 is all it takes.
A special thanks to Glen Farrugia and Pino Bertolini
for putting this together.
For more information and details where to donate, please check out Andrew Hewitt's Fundraiser on Facebook.