Hi everyone. It’s impossible for me not to blurt out to the world how proud I am as a drum teacher right now. We have just received the pinnacle of academic achievement I have ever seen in my 14 years of teaching. For some years now I have been teaching a young lad called Charlie Westbrook. He is the perfect example of what can be achieved with the right level of commitment, enthusiasm and love for music. So anyway, this young man just took his Grade 8 in Drumkit (Trinity Guildhall syllabus) and received a result of a pass of 99%!! Knowing how tough the marking and scrutiny is under Trinity Guildhall and the requirements at this level and versatility required compared to rock syllabus’, this is an incredible achievement. And it doesn’t stop there. He’s hungry for more.