First Name: Vinnie
Last Name: Smedick
Location: United States
Display Name: Vinster
I learned drums by ear starting when I was 15 years old.
It took me about 4 years of listening to my favorite artists play and trying to recreate what they were doing.
I was in a band as I was learning so with the invention of MTV and seeing my favorite bands play I was able to see what they were doing and it helped me learn which toms and cymbals to hit.
I played in a few rock bands in the 90's but ego's seemed to stop the progress each band was making.
In 2010 I put together a new country band called Nashville Drive and this band got as far as opening for a few national country artist's. It was here that I met some great touring drummers and learned a lot about the different aspects of drumming and time keeping, not playing over the singing etc.
In 2011 I found Jared and Dave on a website called freedrumlessons.com. It was there that I saw Mike Michalkow's Drumming System.
For years I was missing technique and the understanding of music reading or theory.
I've learned so much from the different instructors on Drumeo as it's now known.
In late 2014 I quit Nashville Drive due to the enormous overloaded work schedule and my desire to improve my drumming.
Have experience with performing, audio setup, mixing
Played many gigs, opened for headliners
Rate: $20 / 30 minutes
Lesson Type: Local
Levels Taught: Beginner, Intermediate
Specialties: Beginner, Song Breakdowns, Rock, Country
Ages: All Ages
Teaching Since: 2015
Drums: Remo, Casey, Yamaha, Pearl
Cymbals: Sabian, Zildjian
Drum Heads: Evans, Remo
Hardware: Gibraltar, Pearl