Sabian Launches Education Network with New York Discussion Panel

SEN panelSabian officially launched its Sabian Education Network (SEN) at The Collective in New York City on June 24. Hosted by SEN director Joe Bergamini, the event was a discussion panel featuring educators Jojo Mayer, Mark Guiliana, Dom Famularo, Memo Acevedo, Anthony Citrinite, John Favicchia, Camille Gainer, Jim Mola, Rod Morgenstein, and SABIAN CEO Andy Zildjian.

Sabian launched SEN to create a community of teachers, and this first event demonstrated the dedication and enthusiasm drum teachers are so eager to share with others. Each panelist brought their own perspective to education, leading to engaging discussion between the attendees and other panelists.

SEN charter member Jim Toscano summed it up: “I was so thrilled to attend the Sabian SEN launch event last week! The evening was moderated and hosted by a great drummer, friend, and educator (and one of the nicest people in the business) the ever-enthusiastic Joe Bergamini. This esteemed and diverse panel was comprised of friends, colleagues, and some of my drumming heroes. Dom Famularo eloquently offered inspiration, excitement and of course, a healthy dose of comic relief.”

Panelist Jim Mola adds, “It was an honour to be a panelist for SEN’s launch event at The Collective. To see a room filled with dedicated educators focused on how best to help students and empower other teachers reach their goals was inspiring.”

SEN is open to all educators − from the private home studio teacher with a handful of students to a music school or educational institution − and provides an inclusive forum for drum educators worldwide to exchange ideas and share skills.

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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