On Sunday, April 11, 2010, Hudson Music and Drummers Collective co-sponsored an all day event aimed at continuing education, sharing of ideas, and motivational concepts for private drum teachers. Held at The Collective in New York City, the event was offered to members of Hudson Music\'s TIP (Teacher Integration Program).
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The event sold out well in advance, with nearly 60 drum educators attending. Attendees enjoyed engaging presentations from top-notch educators Dom Famularo, Jason Gianni, Tommy Igoe, Morris \"Arnie\" Lang, Peter Retzlaff, and Jeff Salem.
Drum teachers came from as far away as Canada, Virginia and New Hampshire to attend the event, and seen in the audience were well-known drummer/educators such as John Favicchia, Camille Gainer, Jeremy Hummel, and \"Swiss\" Chris FLueck.
Hudson Music\'s TIP Coordinator Mike Sorrentino presided over the events of the day, which included the presentation of a lifetime achievement award to Joe Morello.
About Hudson Teacher Integration Program Hudson\'s TIP, now containing over 1100 members, is a society of drum educators that can be joined at www.hudsonmusic.com/tip. It offers exclusive benefits to members, such as discussion forums, product reviews and feedback, teacher product samples, and first chance at attendance in special events such as this first TIP day.
Teachers left the event with a goodie bag of Hudson products, as well as materials from sponsors Drum Workshop, Evans Drumheads, Latin Percussion, Mapex Drums, Samson Technologies, Modern Drummer Magazine, Paiste Cymbals, Shure Microphones, Vic Firth Drumsticks, thelessonroom.com and Zildjian Cymbals.