On September 29 and 30, 2018 the SABIAN Education Network hosted its first live event for drum teachers at the UK Drum Show in Manchester, England.
There were two sessions: one on Saturday with panelists Derrick Mckenzie, Stanton Moore, Ralph Salmins and Erik Stams; and one on Sunday with panelists Toni Cannelli, Felipe Drago, Pat Garvey, and Paul Hose. Both were moderated by SEN Director Joe Bergamini. The events were held in the SABIAN Experience Room at the UK Drum Show, and SABIAN U.K. distributor Westside Distribution assisted with staging and support.
The events consisted of a brief overview of the benefits of SEN from Bergamini, followed by each panelist speaking about a specific area of education aimed at benefitting the attendees. Engaging Q&A followed the presentations at both events, and the teachers and panelists mingled and networked each afternoon.
In addition to the panels, Joe Bergamini and Stanton Moore went live on SABIAN social media to discuss drum education, the UK Drum Show, and Stanton’s new line of Crescent cymbals by SABIAN.
SABIAN continues to be a leader in the music industry with SEN, a program designed to assist drum teachers in getting more students, building their business, and fine-tuning their teaching skills.
“We’ve been gaining members in the U.K. for a couple years,” said SEN director Joe Bergamini, “so I was thrilled to accept the gracious invitation of the UK Drum Show to host SEN events there. It’s exciting to see SEN helping teachers across the globe, and to experience the connection we all have through the love of drumming and teaching.”
To join SEN and find out about future live and online events, please visit www.sabian.com/joinsen.