|"Over the years, Malcolm has
been extremely instrumental in my understanding and appreciation of the
drums - everything from groove, music theory - mainly time-signatures,
types of beats and even drums sounds. He has helped me to recognize the
importance of listening to different types of music, and different
types of drummers, teaching me that there is much to learn from every
other drummer out there. Malcolm is the main reason I feel confident on
stage, and in the studio, not only from what he directly taught me, but
because of the things I learned from all of the other drummers he has
exposed me to. "
(Bigg Medicine, McKrazy, Big Easy, Gopher Soda,
mr distant, Len Higgins, Sean Roach,
Glen Creamer, Andrew Clarke)
Drummer of the year for 2009 and 2010 - SJ Music Awards
|"I took lessons with Malcolm
for several years when I began to learn drums at age 16. I can say for
certain that he is one of the most passionate and knowledgeable drum
instructors with whom I have had the pleasure to study. He not
only trains you in building drumming competency for your hands and
feet, but more importantly, your ears! Ie. how to hear great music, and
make sense of the drumming. This has been invaluable to me in learning
to play songs in various bands, and also in creating my own grooves to
best fit the music.
18 years later, I am playing with confidence and still loving the instrument, with thanks to great instructors like Malcolm, and my personal practice.
I highly recommend studying with Malcolm if you want to bring your passion and skill in drumming to the next level."
|"Malcolm was the first person
I called when forming my team for the iRock program. I've worked with
Malcolm for several years, and am always impressed with his level of
professionalism and enthusiasm for all things music. He is a clear and
articulate instructor, and has an in depth knowledge of all things
percussion. Malcolm's years of stage and studio experience have
positively shaped his approach to teaching; students not only learn the
rudiments of their instrument, but also 'best practices' in a real
world setting. I would recommend him without hesitation."
(Director of Music
InterAction School of Performing Arts)