Creative, artistic and pedagogically informative, Massimo Cusato was able to set new impulses for playing the drum set due to his excellent playing as a Multi-Percussionist, Drummer and Product Developer at REMO. He gave very clear instructions and showed a very precise Power-Point presentation about the cultural background of the country and its traditions as a base to teach the technique for playing the Tamburello as a solo instrument, but also as part of an extended set-up in combination with Bass drum, Hi hat, Conga, Djembe and Cow-Bell. His trademark, the Tamburello, used as a part of the drum set, appeared in a new light to me. The poly-metric combinations between the drum set and the Tarantella – different variations were part of the workshop – were shown in a methodically and didactically elaborated way.
Massimo’s masterclass is definitely an enrichment for the further training offerings of PH Heidelberg.
PH Heidelberg, Germany