Craig Hunter: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

  Craig Hunter is a Juno-Award winning musician and teacher living in Hamilton, Ontario. Formerly the drummer of the pop band The Philosopher Kings, he is currently a music teacher at Waterdown District High School in Waterdown, Ontario, where he also directs the school’s award-winning jazz band. On the side, he continues to play the drums as a session musician, …

Nathan McLaren: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

Nathan McLaren: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival Nathan McLaren has played snare and drum set for literally as long as he can remember. Nathan studied tap dance at three years old, which led to a serious interest in rhythm and drumming. He started to study rudimental drumming at five years old, and continues to learn, …

Scott Atkins: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

Scott Atkins: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival Originally from Eastern Ontario, Scott Atkins has over twenty-three years of experience in rudimental drumming. With a formal education in Audio Engineering, Scott has spent most of his life playing drums, teaching Marching Drumline programs, arranging music and teaching privately. He is a former member of the Chris …

Dave Patel: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

As a professional drummer, Dave Patel has played on over seventy albums and various jingles, in addition to some television work. Dave has been teaching privately for over twenty-two years at some of the most reputable retail/educational stores in Toronto such as Soul Drums, Drummer’s Choice, Just Drums and Kaos Music Center. He has studied at both York University and …

Alf Annibalini: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

Alf Annibalini is one of Canada’s most accomplished recording engineers. His credits in the music industry read like a who’s who of multi-platinum artists, including The Tea Party, Our Lady Peace, DMX, Danko Jones, Glenn Lewis, Amanda Marshall, Big Sugar, Nelly Furtado, Blue Rodeo, Saukrates, LeAnn Rimes, The Trews, I Mother Earth and Kardinall Offishall to name a few. Alf …

Gavin Harrison: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

Gavin Harrison is an accomplished drummer who started playing at a young age and is now a member of two British progressive bands, Porcupine Tree and King Crimson. As a young child, Harrison listened to many jazz records his father had collected. These records influenced him to start dreaming of becoming a drummer one day. Though Harrison has been an …

Chris Lesso: Featured Clinician at the first annual MWI International Drum Festival

Chris Lesso began drumming when he was just nine years old, and never looked back. After gaining much experience performing and writing music in various bands, he sought out and took lessons from many world-renowned artists such as Dom Famularo, Ed Shaughnessy, and Jim Chapin, before going on to study with highly-respected teacher and drummer Jim Blackley. In addition to …

The first annual MWI INTERNATIONAL DRUM FESTIVAL

We’re pleased to announce: The first annual MWI INTERNATIONAL DRUM FESTIVAL When: September 22, 2012 (10:00AM to 8:00PM) Where: Metalworks Institute 3611 Mavis Rd Mississauga ON. Cost: ABSOLUTELY FREE! An all day event featuring full drum clinics by: Gavin Harrison (Porcupine Tree) Chris Sutherland (Kim Mitchell, Doc Walker, Metalworks Institute Faculty) Dave Patel (Sixteen Different Minds, Kellylee Evans, Ian Crichton, …

Event Recap: Vocal Day – Sunday November 20th, 2011

Thank you to all for attending Vocal Day on Sunday. There were many great performances by our Music Performance and Technology Faculty including faculty members, Wendy Irvine, Mark Christiano, Mike Ferfolia, Chris Sutherland, Calvin Beale, Peter Kadar and Anesti Karantakis. There were also vocal clinics with our faculty members as well as a clinic with Roland Clinicians, Adrian Marsi, Selyne Maia and Canadian Beatbox Champion KRNFX.

Canada’s Walk of Fame

Canada’s Walk of Fame has named Calum Graham of High River, Alberta, the winner of its Song For Canada competition. The 19-year-old beat out over 600 hopefuls to secure a $25,000 prize, as well as $10,000 worth of recording time at Metalworks Studios where he’s already started collaborating with acclaimed Canadian musical artists Chantal Kreviazuk, Stephan Moccio and Raine Maida …

Summerfest 3

This free all day event featured a BBQ, a silent auction, raffles, tours of Metalworks Studios, as well as musical performances. Gracing the two stages were Android Meme, Ashley Sloggett, Colin White, Down by Riverside, Dusty Boytchuk, Joel Martin, Morning Thieves, Selyne Maia, Still Avenue and Sunday Sounds Good. Several of the performers were MWI grads including Joel Martin, Steve …

Threads of Scarlet at Metalworks Studios

Barbadian rock/alternative band Threads of Scarlet were at Metalworks Studios to mix and master their first CD, “Katharsis” In November and December of 2010. The band is comprised of vocalists/guitarists Nick Ward and Jesse Foster, who are also the group’s songwriters, bassist Mark Glinka and drummer Stu Dam. Jesse explained the journey that brought them from sunny Barbados to Mississauga, …

Paul Gross announces Kevin Dietz as Metalworks Studios’ new head engineer

Paul Gross, Studio Manager of Metalworks Studios, announces the appointment of Kevin Dietz as Head Engineer. Dietz has been involved with Metalworks for several years. After graduating from the Audio Production & Engineering program in 2006, he was given the rare opportunity to intern at Metalworks Studios. It was not long before his skill, hard work and determination earned him …

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