SABIAN PRESS RELEASE 5/29/15
SABIAN is pleased to announce that drummer/educator/author Joe Bergamini has joined the SABIAN team as an education consultant. Bergamini’s main focus will be the design, implementation, and maintenance of a new program aimed at drum teachers called the SABIAN Education Network. This program will provide a community for drum teachers to obtain tools and exchange ideas to build their education and business skills. The community will consist of a special members-only website, as well as other online and physical events and programs.
A SABIAN endorser since 1994, Bergamini brings a history of experience in drum performance and education to this position. He has been the Senior Drum Editor for Hudson Music since 2008, prior to which he was percussion editor for Carl Fischer. An active educator, Bergamini has been teaching private drum lessons for over 25 years; has performed hundreds of clinics around the world in public schools, retail stores, and drum festivals; is the author of 10 educational drum books (including several Modern Drummer Readers Poll award winners); and is co-owner of Wizdom Media LLC, an independent publisher of educational music books co-owned with world-renowned drummer Dom Famularo. He has consulted with other percussion industry companies in the past, most notably Tama Drums/Hoshino USA, and remains an active performer, having played at a dozen different Broadway shows, and recorded and toured with many different bands and artists.
“We are thrilled to welcome Joe to the SABIAN team,” said SABIAN Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing Stacey Montgomery-Clark. “SABIAN has always been a company committed to education, but the new SABIAN Education Network is taking things to an entirely new level, and we think both the industry and the educational community are going to be thrilled by this new initiative as we roll it out in the coming year.”
“This new position with SABIAN feels like a natural step for me, having been involved with playing, education and publishing for many years now. I can still remember attendingmy earliest drum clinics and conventions, meeting drum teachers from all over the country and exchanging ideas. Drum teachers thrive on this kind of exchange, and we are looking forward to creating a new community with the Sabian Education Network that will give teachers a place to share ideas about pedagogy, business, the state of drum education, and more—all of which will ultimately help them be more successful in teaching.”
Drum teachers of all ages and levels can sign up for the program at www.sabian.com/joinsen.