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Andrew Hewitt
"Australia's Most Inspirational Drummer"

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NEWSLETTER - MAY 2015

Welcome to my first newsletter. I will be doing these once every 2 months, to keep you all informed what is going on in my world.

 

Drum Talk TV interview from The NAMM Show
Check out my recent interview with Dan Shinder for Drum Talk TV filmed at the Zildjian Cymbals booth at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California on the 24th January 2015.

Latest News
Website Re-launched
My website has just had a major makeover and come back as a mobile/pad friendly website. Check it out at www.drummerstix.com.au.
 
TRAP'D - The Rhythmic Arts Project Downunder
The Rhythmic Arts Project Downunder (TRAP'D) is an educational program which teaches people with various disabilities to read, spell, count, identify colours, share and interact and use basic life skills using a variety of hand drums and percussion instruments. We can see, feel and hear the lessons and simultaneously speak the answers. For more information about how TRAP'D can work for your organisation, please visit The Rhythmic Arts Project Downunder page at my website. You can also find TRAP Downunder on Facebook.
 
International Drum Circle Facilitator endorsement with Remo USA
I am proud to announce I have recently become an International Drum Circle Facilitator endorsed artist for Remo USA.
 
Drum Lessons in Westmead or via Skype
I am now available for drum lessons at his home studio in Westmead in Western Sydney, or across the internet via Skype. I teach beginner to intermediate. Students with a disability most welcome. My studio is wheelchair friendly. To book a lesson Click Here to find out how.
 
Can-Do Musos - a global voice for challenged musicians from across the globe
Can-Do Musos was formed in New York in March 2013 by Dom Famularo, David Segal and Mike Mignogna and myself to provide guidence and support to musicians living with the challenges of a disability from all over the world. As of the 1st May 2015, we have 154 musos from 19 countries featured on our website www.candomusos.com. Can-Do Musos can also be found on Facebook.
 
Can-Do Radio - Doing it because we can!
As part of Can-Do Musos, each week I hostTHE CAN-DO RADIO SHOW. It airs live from Sydney, Australia via candoradio.listen2myradio.com from 12pm til 1pm Mondays Eastern Standard Time, and is replayed via podcast at candoradio.podomatic.com.
The show showcases musicians featured on the Can-Do Musos website. There will also be another Australian station doing a replay soon, so stay tuned!
 
Drum session with The Sylvanbeats
Once again on the 17th April 2015, I did a fill in gig for Claudia Chambers with Can-Do Musos members The Sylvanbeats. The Sylvanbeats are a group of percussionists from the southern suburbs of Sydney who all live with a disability. There were smiles, hugs and kisses all round.
 
Teaming up with Dave Rowlands - 20th March 2015
On the 20th March 2015, I teamed up with Can-Do Muso Dave Rowlands to perform an acoustic set of Dave's original songs to a rather cheery group at Sunshine Disability Services at Thornleigh in Sydney's Northern Suburbs.
 
The NAMM Show 2015
On the 21st January 2015, Jenn and I travelled once again across the pond to the United States of America. This time was just to Los Angeles to attend The NAMM Show at the Anaheim Convention Center, just across from Dismey. Primary goal of this trip was to launch Can-Do Musos, which I was part of a panel presentation together with Dom Famularo, David Segal, Mike Mignogna, Dean Zimmer, Mark E Goffeney and Joe Hardy. While there, Andrew used the time to network with fellow drummers, meet with Artist Relations from various music companies and also found time to do an interview with Dan Shinder for Drum Talk TV. You can check out photos from my NAMM trip in the photo gallery on my website.
 
Drumming Communities on Facebook
I am now the moderator of 2 drumming communities on Facebook. Please go and check out Sydney Drummers and The Original Drum Den. Give us a like while you are at it.
 
Upcoming Gigs and Clinics
 
Date Event Venue Time
Thu 21st May 2015 UTS Mind Body and Soul Day University of Technology Sydney 1pm
Sat 25th Jul 2015 Andrew Hewitt Drum Clinic The Groove Warehouse, Hume ACT 1pm
Tue 15th Sep 2015 Disability Action Week Biloela, QLD TBA
 

People often seek inspiration from all sorts of things, whether it be music, art or even just sitting on a street watching the world go by.

Music is no exception. Inspiration and Inspiring people play a major role in the life of a musician. Giving people hope, and new ideas, extending possibilities. Personally, for myself, being told “no, I can’t do” something, makes me more inspired and determined to prove the sceptics wrong. I am a drummer, I have Cerebral Palsy, I am also in a wheelchair. Why should this stop me? Life itself is full of so many possibilities. Only you can control your destiny.

 

Till next time...

 

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About Andrew Hewitt
Andrew Hewitt, dubbed as "Australia's most inspirational drummer", is a world renown drummer from Sydney, Australia who lives with the challenges of Cerebral Palsy. He has never let it stop him acheiving success.
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