Archive for February, 2010
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The Jim Chapin Memorial Teacher Scholarship will be launched at the Hard Rock Café in New York City on February 17, 2010 at 7:00PM. The event, which celebrates one of drumming’s most dedicated and influential legends, will include performances by some of today’s leading drummers, along with music by members of the Chapin family.
The Jim Chapin Memorial Teacher Scholarship, open to instructors that want to improve their teaching programs, will be given annually and will be maintained by the Percussive Arts Society (PAS).
Progressive Music Center Founder Billy Cuthrell studied under Jim for 6 years and accompanied him on multiple trips for clinic appearances around the US and to many NAMM shows. Jim taught private lessons and conducted numerous master classes on a regular basis at Progressive Music Center, and on many occasions held court for hours with his stories, ever present practice pad and sticks at the dinner table and in the living room of Billy’s house.
Jim Chapin was not only an amazing teacher, he was a friend, a mentor and one of a kind.
Contributions can be made at the February 17 event and any time by check (payable to PAS/Jim Chapin Scholarship) or online.
Mail checks to:
Percussive Arts Society
110 W. Washington St., Suite A
Indianapolis, IN 46204 USA
(Pictured: Jim Chapin, Billy Cuthrell, Mike Portnoy of Dream Theater at Progressive Music Center 2002)