At Liberty Park Music, we like to consider ourselves a community. Although spread around the globe, we’re all dedicated to sharing music with the world, as teachers, learners and listeners. So we figured we’d introduce ourselves and show you a bit more about our team of teachers. What music inspires them, how they make music a part of their everyday life, and how they were all beginners at some point, just like you!
First, Brendan Bache, our drum teacher!
Hailing from the U.K., Brendan started playing drums when he was eight years old. His mom, a big source of encouragement for him from day one, got Brendan his first drum set. You probably won’t believe the reason behind it, but Brendan tells us this embarrassing story in his Meet The Teachers video.
Regardless of why he started, Brendan stuck with it because of an innate passion to drums. So much so he’s made it a huge part of his life, from studying Popular and World Musics at the University of Leeds to transcribing the drum parts of compositions like The Aristocrats’ 2013 album Culture Clash.
Drumming isn’t easy, but by dedicating large amounts of his time to perfecting his techniques, Brendan’s been able to make a career out of something he loves. He spends several hours each morning practicing before going to work teaching lessons. While in the car, he likes to listen to Bossa Nova and sees drummers like Antonio Sanchez (the composer for the film Birdman) as one of his biggest musical influences. But he likes other styles too, not just music from Latin America. In fact, the first album he ever owned might surprise you! It surprised us!
Don’t miss Brendan’s “Meet The Teachers” video to learn more about Brendan and his biggest advice for any musician, especially drummers!