will james listened to my album! ...and then blogged about it.

will james is the principal percussionist of the st. louis symphony. before that, he was in the new world symphony, before me. 

here's what else he's up to now:

1. he wrote a book. 

he literally wrote the book on how to play a roll. it's called the modern concert snare drum roll. if you are ever having a problem with your roll, which is something that everyone experiences, go get this book.

2. he gave a kickass class at pasic.

i can't explain it better than i did in the tweet from that day.

3. then he started a blog and wrote about my album!

check it out here:

want to see my complete snare drum setup?

here’s my 8-piece snare drum setup, including every piece of gear and accessory you'll need. (and it's totally audition-ready, too.)

rob knopper

hailed by @nytimes and james levine as needing 'louder triangle notes'. recorded delécluse: douze études for snare drum, percussionist in @metorchestra.