I have unfortunately seen to much discrimination against women drummers, and, until recently, all of my students have been male. Just in the past two years or so have I seen an increase of female drum students. It’s about time! I applaud Tom Tom Magazine
San Diego, California (PRWEB) August 22, 2012
Over the past twenty-five years, drummer Jeanette Kangas, has performed and or recorded with Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Haden, Maiden Voyage, Stacey Rowles, Big World, Glenn Horiuchi, Holly Hoffman, The Northern Lights Ensemble and is currently performing and recording with Ensemble Off n On. After earning her MFA in jazz studies from California Institute of the Arts, she went on to teach percussion, jazz history and music theory at Los Angeles Harbor College and El Camino College. She now teaches drums at San Diego Drum and Percussion Lessons in San Diego CA.
Jeanette will be contributing an article on drum technique in the upcoming issue of Tom Tom magazine, a magazine about female drummers. The theme for the upcoming issue of Tom Tom will be corp drumming, a style of drumming that is found in drum lines and marching bands. Jeanette’s article will focus on the ‘single stroke roll’, which is a rudiment that all drummers, regardless of genre, must master to be successful.
Tom Tom magazine, as they state on their website, “is the only magazine in the world dedicated to female drummers. It serves as the ultimate go-to guide for the latest and hottest info on lady drummers and beatmakers. Tom Tom seeks to raise awareness about female percussionists from all over the world and hopes to inspire women and girls of all ages to drum, all while strengthening and building the community of otherwise fragmented female musicians.”
The latest issue of Tom Tom which features female drummers and corp drumming, will be on the stands this fall. Jeanette Kangas states “I am really excited about being able to write an article for this magazine. I have been performing, recording and teaching for over twenty-five years. I have unfortunately seen to much discrimination against women drummers, and, until recently, all of my students have been male. Just in the past two years or so have I seen an increase of female drum students. It’s about time! I applaud Tom Tom Magazine for their efforts.”
For more information about lessons with Jeanette Kangas please visit http://www.sandiegodrumsetlessons.com