Hudson Music hosts Teacher Day at the Collective

Hudson Music and the Drummers Collective host first TIP Educators Day

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). 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.

Extended intensive discussions took place both during the seminars, and in the hallways during the informal breakfast and lunch that were provided. 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.

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 (which was accepted by New Jersey educator/retailer Glenn Weber, since Morello was unable to attend). The Collective’s director John Castellano also spoke, presenting special Collective offerings to attendees. Hudson Music’s Senior Drum Editor Joe Bergamini presented similar offerings from Hudson. Collective associate director Anthony Citrinite and marketing director Tony Maggiolino were instrumental in organizing and staging the event, and were seen interacting with the attendees.

Also in attendance were Hudson Music founders and Co-Presidents/ Collective co-owners Paul Siegel and Rob Wallis. The evening concluded in first-class New York City style, with many of the attendees relocating to a club in Spanish Harlem for dinner and some amazing Latin music.

Hudson’s TIP, now with membership of over 1100 members, is a society of drum educators that can be joined at 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, and Zildjian Cymbals.

Thanks to the energy of the presenters, and the amazing interaction and questions from the audience, the day was pronounced a resounding success, with the organizers left to ponder the most frequently asked question: “When’s the next one?”

Click here to download a high resolution photo of the TIP Group at the Collective

Check out photos from the event!


  1. Such a shame I couldn’t make this one, it looks like it was awesome!

    Miss all you guys :). Keep drumming

  2. Looked like a great time to learn and share with others who “play with their hands”. Hope to attend the next session!!! Hudson Music ROCKS!!!

    Enjoy, David Schneider ****please check out our web site for pictures and video****

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