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Young German Drummer Holds Master Class

Young German Drummer Holds Master Class
Young German Drummer Holds Master Class

German musician Andi Rohde held a three-day master class in Tehran on instrument drums earlier this week.

Invited by the Iranian music company Sorna, Rohde organized a drum workshop on four specialized subjects: hand techniques, feet techniques - twin pedal, coordination and polyrhythm, and coordination and musicality.

The event was supported by the Iranian Drummer group. Four separate classes of three hours each were held, and a solo performance was given by Rohde, Honaronline reported.

On what motivated him to hold the workshop in Iran, Rohde said, “I came to Iran as a tourist six months ago and thoroughly enjoyed my visits to many cities. I requested the Iranian Drummer group to discuss with local musicians about holding the program. That is how I am here.”

He has listened to different genre of Iranian music and likes “traditional and folklore more.” Iranian musicians are really talented and can shine on the international scene, he says.

Happy to be back in Iran, Rohde said, “Surely I will be back again and maybe next time with my own band.”

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Rohde, 25, has played drums for eight years starting from a young age, until he was 19 years old.

He studied kinesiology (human movement science) at the University of Hamburg which affected his views on musicianship. In 2013, he attended a two-month internship at the Institute of Music Physiology and Musicians’ Medicine in Hannover.

Since the age of 14, Rohde has played in different bands and projects. He has his own studio and produces albums alone or in collaboration with other musicians and bands.