an old saying; "Out of sight, out of mind". Well, this
is one of the truest things ever written and it so applies to
the music business as well.
want to work, you need to go out to the clubs, venues, jam sessions,
whatever,.. and "BE SEEN"! You need to engage
in conversation with potential employers and you need to be seen
playing your drums so they know that you're qualified.
players still in school; if you want that specific chair or jazz
band seat you have to
work hard, yes. But also make sure that you're on a first name
basis with the band leader, drum captain, and any private instructors
or helpers, because they will often be assisting with the auditioning
Top 5 Drummer Networking Mistakes:
1. Not being prepared
2. Not having business cards (pro players)
3. Not letting them know in some way that you're qualified for
4. Not acting professional enough
5. Not following up on potential leads or opportunities
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