Acknowledging Source: Roy Burns
This man changed my life.
In 1989 Josh Freese referred me to Roy Burns, drummer and teacher extraordinaire.
At that time in my life, I was a young guy with a passion for music, drums and performance.
Roy taught me, trained me and molded me into not only a decent musician, but a decent human being too.
As he used to say "your drumming is an expression of who you are, why not make that good!"
As a result of his mastery, I was working professional after 2 years of study, travled the world and went on to have a great career as a musician.
When I was with Roy, it was never about him, and always about me.
How do I know?
Well, It's been 22 years since I studied with him, and he just called, like he does every year, to ask how I was doing.
Roy is 76 now, and I can hear the age in his voice.
Time is short and passes swiftly, so in honor of Roy I share this video.
It starts slow, but around the 4 minute mark, you'll understand why the best of the best call him "teacher."