Professional musician and educator Drew Schultz comes to Guitar Center on Mayfield Road to teach a masterclass on musicianship, performance, touring, networking, and how to approach and maintain becoming a professional working musician. An alumni of the Shaker Heights Public Schools, Drew is a drum instructor at the Detroit Institute of Music Education, and has toured / recorded / written / worked with artists including the Four Tops, Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Funk Brothers, Maurice White of Earth Wind & Fire, Mary Wilson of The Supremes, Martha Reeves, The Miracles, The Dramatics, The Contours, Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, Reginald Torian of The Impressions, Lenny Pickett of SNL/Tower of Power, and many more. In the contemporary entertainment industry, it is necessary to conduct yourself with the mindset of an entrepreneurial, self-employed businessman. Delivered through the lens of DIME, now wrapping up its second academic year, this presentation will dive into the concepts of mentorship, networking, versatility, open-mindedness, and “simple done well.” Speaker Drew Schultz will mix live drumming demonstrations with stories and lessons taken from his career on paying dues, following unexpected paths, connecting with heroes, advocating for music education, and taking steps to forging a long and sustainable career in a reliably unreliable industry. This presentation is geared towards anyone who has seriously considered pursuing a career in the music industry, or is curious about the inner workings of the music business.
Wednesday, June 8th at 6:30pm
Guitar Center (MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, OHIO)