The Percussive Arts Society (PAS) has just announced the induction of Neil Peart into their Hall of Fame. The annoucement from the PAS website includes a seven-minute video as well as a moving tribute to Neil written by David Stanoch, a versatile drumset artist and educator of over thirty years. An excerpt from his tribute is below: Everyone knows 2020 is going down in history as the single most challenging year humankind as faced in modern history. Between the ravages of a worldwide pandemic threatening our families and livelihoods and the hopeful signs of long-needed change rising from another needless social tragedy, after too many years of looking the other way, our world is aligning to a reckoning of what truly matters—to our families and our shared community—with a new sense of urgency. Leadership and forward thinking are in much needed demand. In our corner of the world, as percussionists who strive to make a difference in expression through the musical arts, our year began
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Hudson Music, the company behind Neil Peart's instructional videos Anatomy of a Drum Solo and Taking Center Stage have just announced the Neil Peart Drumset Scholarship . According to the post from their Facebook Page , applications for the scholarship will begin in March 2021 thru the Percussive Arts Society ( PAS.org ). PAS will annually award four drummers the opportunity for online drumset lessons from well-known artists/educators. A brief promotional video, which can be viewed below or directly at this LINK was also released. We'll have more details on the scholarship as they become available.