Here are just a few of our members. Meet them all in our member’s group, when you join the WDN.
The WDN’s Featured Members:…
Mick Bedford – Session Drummer
Mick Bedford is a top session Drummer based in Leeds UK. He has agreed to be the World Drumming Network, Industry Liaison. Helping to keep WDN connected to the upper levels of the music industry. Mick has toured with Elton John, Sting, Embrace, Dj Sammy, Tasmin Archer, Ronan Keating, Gary Barlow, Chumbawamba, Tears for Fears, Chris helme/ the seahorses, Runrig, Off the wall, Sweet, The foundations & Rupert Stroud. You can follow Mick on Twitter: https://twitter.com/beddas15 or if you are a WDN member, you can chat with him on the World Drumming Network forum. Mick says ” I’m a drummer, hitter of round things, wanna know more just ask, I don’t bite!”
“Mick is a great Session Drummer, highly skilled, experienced and knowledgeable in his field. He will be a great WDN Team member and we all look forward to working with him to develop the World Drumming Network.” (Alan Raw WDN Coordinator)
Mick can be contacted on email: email@example.com
Drum Teacher Marty Fullard in the US
Marty is a founder member of The Professional Drum Teachers Guild of America.
If you have questions about your drumming, drum set, tuning, heads, cymbals, drum music or drum therapy write to Marty.
Drummer – 40 years, HAS COACHED OVER 2000 STUDENTS
Performed NAMM for Premier Drums 1999/2001 & for ProMark 2001/2002/2006.
ProMark Clinician -IUSD, Orange County, 2000-2009
Sam Ash clinician (2009) & Peace Drum clinician
Sam Ash Music-Drum competition, senior Judge (2004)
Awarded “Golden Drum key” from Mapex drums for Inner City Music Program (2003)
Awarded Best of Orange County, CA Drum Teacher-2009/2010/2011 Back-to-back Awards
DW Ed. drum endorser (Current), PDP Ed. drum endorser
ProMark drum education endorser (current)
Sabian Cymbal education endorser (current)
Evans drum head education endorser (current)
Puresound endorser (current), Real Feel endorser (current)
It’s okay if you’re totally new to the world of drumming or a pro! Marty’s lessons are individual and completely customized to meet your individual needs.
It’s a fun journey to help you become a better drummer & musician. Marty recognizes that each individual is just that, “An Individual”.
To schedule drum lessons or a drum related program write – firstname.lastname@example.org
Marty is also an experienced music therapist and believes that drumming can be used as a vital tool in the development of all individuals.
Alan Raw: Session Drummer and Lead Drumming Coach at World Drumming Network Academy; Creator College
He is a JHS, Rhythm Tech & Regal Tip “Key player” and a Dream Cymbals endorser.
His personal Drumming highlights include: playing tours and festival gigs including Glastonbury, playing Djembe with Gambian band Roots Manding in West Africa and making a dub album with legendary lyricist Benjamin Zephaniah,
He’s played countless radio sessions & had BBC Radio 1 airplay. Alan was profiled by the late great John Peel on Channel 4 and has not only played on but also directed videos on MTV. He is currently playing festivals with legendary world dance fusion group Celtarabia, making an unholy racket with Verne Duels, recording with Endoflevelbaddie and doing session work.
He’s in his 10th year as a multi-award winning DJ & Radio Presenter for BBC Introducing. With over 1000 live sessions on the shows so far. He also presents the BBC Introducing Stage at Leeds Festival, having started the stage 9 years ago.
Alan also finds time to be a Director of Creator College in Hull UK which is a World Drumming Association Academy.
“I’ve worked in community arts education since 1992, with numerous organizations; developing musical talent, coaching drummers, facilitating world percussion workshops and drum circles, chairing music industry panels at conferences and promoting sustainability in the arts.” “It is great to be able to do all of this now at Creator College.”
Alan’s home page is: http://www.Alanraw.com
Alans Drum Lessons: BEaDRUMMER.com
“Alan is a true professional in all his work and is motivated to effect change in young people’s lives, increasing their own motivation, building self-esteem and belief in themselves and confidence that fosters their development as effective people. You will always get the best from him.” “Expert, High Integrity, Creative.” (Amanda Eastwood, Manager of Positive Futures)
“Alan’s insight into situations and his ability to bring out the best in people is unrivaled by anyone I’ve ever met. He’s one of the wisest people I know and his advice has been of great value to me. Alan oozes inspiration!” (Graham Albans, Indie Rock Drummer & Radio Producer at BBC Radio 2)
“Alan is an inspirational man, a fantastic musician and an integral cog in the positive development of the UK music scene.” (Claire Cameron, NoTitle Magazine & The Yorkshire Post)
“Alan has an extremely wide range of skills, knowledge, and experience, especially in world percussion and drum teaching.” “He is professional and methodical when it comes to delivery, and also great fun to work with.” “Great Results, Expert, Creative” (Darren Squires, MD Creative Projects Ltd & Festival TV)
Isaac ‘DRUMMER IZE’ Heywood
Isaac (Drummer Ize) Heywood has been at the forefront of the music scene in the North of England for the past 20 years. An accomplished professional musician, he has performed, written, and toured alongside international artists including; Meatloaf, Angie Stone, Lee Ryan, Corrine Bailey Rae and Braintax. As a former member of the legendary Leeds/Ibiza ‘chill out’ group Nightmares on Wax, Drummer Ize has appeared at some of the worlds greatest music venues such as Montreux jazz festival, Glastonbury, T in The Park, and the Big Chill to name a few. Drummer Ize is currently working with Mo’zez (Zero 7) and Leeds based bands Homecut and Dirty Velvet.
For the last 8 years Isaac has become well-known as a music teacher and mentor across Yorkshire UK; Working privately, in schools, and running various youth projects.
Isaac is also the director of Rock School U.K. Yorkshire’s leading holiday music course. Each Rock School UK course is a week of Jammin’ Recordin’ and Giggin’. Courses run through all the school holidays and help’s to bring like-minded young musicians together.
“As a drummer, I have been lucky enough to have travelled the world and work with some amazing musicians. Through Rock School UK, mentoring and other teaching it is possible to pass on some first-hand hints and tips to hopefully inspire up and coming musicians and bands. The young musical talent out there is amazing! It’s vital that together, we nurture it.”
WDA is proud to have Isaac Heywood as a Registered Tutor and VIP Member of the World Drumming Association