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Proud Teacher Moment....

Here's one of my young students, Mikael, putting together, for the first time, the John Bonham groove from the Led Zeppelin song 'Fool in the Rain'. He got up to the song tempo of 130 BPM during this lesson. This is a fun song to teach. Great job Mikael! This guy is being groomed to be one awesome drummer!
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OK guys, update on drum lessons in USA, New Zealand and Australia. One lesson left to book in these remaining cities. PM me if interested:

USA (April/May)

April 29th, 2017 - Flagstaff, AZ
April 30th, 2017 - Albuquerque, NM
May 2nd, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
May 4th, 2017 - Cleveland, OH
May 5th, 2017 - Millvale, PA
May 7th, 2017 - Sayreville, NJ
May 9th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
May 12th, 2017 - Kansas City, MO
May 13th, 2017 - Indianapolis, IN
May 14th, 2017 - Cincinnati, OH

New Zealand/Australia (May)

May 18th, 2017 - Auckland, NZ
May 20th, 2017 - Brisbane, AUS
May 24th, 2017 - Melbourne, AUS
May 26th, 2017- Perth, AUS
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Ryan Van Poederooyen in Port Alberni, British Columbia.

Balance and Music

As I'm about to head back on tour with the DTP, once again.... I always try to take time to be grateful for the things I have in my life outside of my music career (which I'm obviously grateful for). I tend to focus on family, health and the things that are peaceful in my life. I decided to go back to Port Alberni on Vancouver Island for a couple days to visit my Mom and Stepdad. I spent quality time with family, found some beautiful places to read a book, went on some hikes and ate some great healthy food. Moms cooking can't be beat 😊

It's all about balance guys. You need balance in your life. I have a career that's hectic and takes me all over the world. It's a dream job but it is crazy busy. Having a home life which enables me to focus on health, family and the simpler things in life makes me appreciate life as a whole.

It makes me appreciate the necessary BALANCE we should ALL have in our lives.

Being grateful is an incredible thing. Don't forget to be grateful for the very simple things in life like a beautiful trail, or a healthy salad or ESPECIALLY the most important people in your life.... family. It's that balance of everything combined in my life that puts the biggest smile on my face of all. In order to appreciate it, it all needs to be recognized. So, don't forget to take that time to create balance in your own life. It'll help you appreciate and be even more grateful with EVERYTHING that's in your life 😊

Wishing you all the best always,

RVP
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Australian, New Zealand and USA Drum Lessons.... I'll be returning all the PM messages to everyone in the next 24hrs. Sorry, I've been extremely busy the past 2 days getting ready for tour. Thanks for all the requests, more fun times, teaching on the road, coming up very soon :) ... See MoreSee Less

Thank You.

I just wanted to thank you all for the support and feedback in general. Thank you as well for the support you showed the other day during my FB Live Feed. I posted it on this page for those who missed it. Like I always say, everyone in the DTP can't do this without your amazing support. Thank you!!!! Truly grateful for your support and feedback. I will try and get more of these live feeds going with you all, as more info comes in.

The Free Motivational Seminars I'm doing are really starting to take off. There is lots of interest and that makes me super happy. I will be announcing confirmed seminar dates later this week at RVP Health, Body and Mind

*Remember* These seminars are free and if you know ANYONE who's interested in them, bring them along. 4 Minute Masters are now presenting these seminars and will be helping in trying to get the seminars in bigger places to accommodate more than 5 people at the venues I'm playing at. There is a restriction to 5 people a seminar if I do them at venues due to security reasons. But if we secure bigger places to hold them, then the sky's the limit! This is all about giving back to you guys in the most positive way I can 😊

I'm excited to continue this journey along with my music career and take it to new places and higher ground with the help of my new partnership in 4 Minute Masters. Stay posted for dates and much more info.

Thanks again for your support in anything I do. I'm beyond grateful having you all in my in my life 😊

Wishing you all the best always,

RVP
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RVP Tour Drum Lessons 2017

Hey guys, here are all the confirmed dates for touring drum lessons available in New Zealand/Australia and the USA. If you're interested in any of the dates, PM me and I'll give you all the details. The first people to PM will be booked for the lessons, first come , first served. Look forward to teaching you guys while on the road! Best - RVP

New Zealand/Australia (May)

May 18th, 2017 - Auckland, NZ
May 20th, 2017 - Brisbane, AUS
May 22nd, 2017 - Sydney, AUS
May 24th, 2017 - Melbourne, AUS
May 26th, 2017- Perth, AUS

USA (April/May)

April 28th, 2017 - Pomona, CA
April 29th, 2017 - Flagstaff, AZ
April 30th, 2017 - Albuquerque, NM
May 2nd, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
May 4th, 2017 - Cleveland, OH
May 5th, 2017 - Millvale, PA
May 7th, 2017 - Sayreville, NJ
May 9th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
May 11th, 2017 - Morrison, CO
May 12th, 2017Kansas City, MO
May 13th, 2017 Indianapolis, IN
May 14th, 2017 - Cincinnati, OH
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Hey everyone!

I have two special announcements for you!

1 - As you all know, I'm doing my FREE RVP Motivational Seminars as much as I can while on tour with the DTP. They've been successful and fun for me but I see a bigger future for them. You can always accomplish more in life by having a team you believe in. With that being said, RVP Health, Body and Mind is going to be teaming up with 4 Minute Masters to help bring these FREE seminars to more and bigger places. 4 Minute Masters is run by an amazing person named Bo Hawkins. His page is incredible and very inspiring to me. We share the same positive vision and want to work together to bring that vision to as many people as possible. The goal is to get these seminars everywhere so we can help inspire and motivate as many people as we possibly can, so they can live a life full of purpose. We have many exciting ideas and plans to help see this vision come to fruition. I'm honoured and excited to start working with 4 Minute Masters immediately. Stay posted, lots more to come :)

You can check out 4 Minute Masters main website page here:

www.4minutemasters.com

2 - I'm going to be announcing more FREE RVP Motivational Seminars, presented by 4 Minute Masters in the USA, New Zealand and Australia! I've already brought my seminars through many countries in Europe, in Canada and once through Australia in 2015 (shorter seminar). Now it's time to bring the full program to three more countries and more people. The seminars will be announced later this week.

For all of you who are interested in these seminars, what cities would YOU like to see them in, when I tour with the DTP through the USA, NZ and Oz next month ? Comment below...

I'm looking VERY forward to motivating and inspiring as many people as I can on these next bunch of dates while being on tour with the DTP!

Wishing you all the very best always,

RVP
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Ryan Van Poederooyen was live.

Updates on touring, seminars and more. Also....Your questions answered 😊
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In just over a month, the DTP will be back down under in Australia to continue our 'Transcendence World Tour'. We will also being bringing our live show back to beautiful New Zealand for the first time since 2010. Looking forward to playing for you all and experiencing these two awesome countries once again :)

Who's coming and where ?
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Ryan Van Poederooyen added 2 new photos.

In just over a couple weeks the DTP will be back on the road with two bad ass bands and good friends of ours... Gojira and Opeth! Which means I'll get to watch the two guys I'm pictured with below, masterfully play their respective kits every night! Will be nice to tour with Mario and Martin on the same bill. Great people and absolutely incredible drummers. Stoked! Grateful for my career with the DTP and the experiences that come with it, like this upcoming tour :)
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RVP FB Live Feed

Hey guys, on Monday April, 17th at Noon Pacific time, I will be doing a FB live feed to keep you up to date on some cool things coming up inside and outside of the DTP. I'll also answer some questions for you all as well. For those of you that may miss it, depending on your part of the world, don't worry.... I'll be posting the live feed on my FB page for you to watch whenever you like! Talk to you guys very soon, look forward to sharing some news with you!

Best - RVP
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Ryan Van Poederooyen added 4 new photos — eating Cocktail with Sushi K Kamizato at Sushi K Kamizato.

Went to an awesome event put on last night by Sushi K Kamizato. This is the amazing Sushi Restaurant Brian 'Beav' Waddell is a partner of. The food is out of this world. Best sushi I've seriously ever had. If you're ever in Vancouver you HAVE to eat here, you may even run into a DTP member or two 😉 I gave some rare DTP collectibles to the restaurant... Front Drum Heads from The Retinal Circus and Z2: Royal Albert Hall Blu-Ray shows. Had to add to all the DTP memorabilia that's already there on the walls 😊 Lastly, I brought along one of my best friends, Rory, who was a DTP drum tech for me in 2011 and will be my new full time DTP drum tech starting on our upcoming Australian Tour. Welcome to the DTP family Rory! Good times last night 😊
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RVP USA Tour Drum Lessons:

Hey everyone, it's that time again. The DTP are going back on tour in the USA which means I'll be teaching, one on one, drum lessons once again. I will only be able to do 1-2 lessons per date. So, this will once again be booked on a first come, first serve basis. For all lesson details, please PM me. Here are all the available lesson dates below:

April 28th, 2017 - Pomona, CA
April 29th, 2017 - Flagstaff, AZ
April 30th, 2017 - Albuquerque, NM
May 2nd, 2017 - St. Louis, MO
May 4th, 2017 - Cleveland, OH
May 5th, 2017 - Millvale, PA
May 7th, 2017 - Sayreville, NJ
May 9th, 2017 - Chicago, IL
May 11th, 2017 - Morrison, CO
May 12th, 2017Kansas City, MO
May 13th, 2017 Indianapolis, IN
May 14th, 2017 - Cincinnati, OH

That's everything guys! Look forward to teaching you on this upcoming tour!

Best,

RVP
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Ryan Van Poederooyen added 2 new photos.

Ocean Machine gig memories...

Here's a couple pics of my Drum Kit under some bluish light, right before our the DTP played, 'Ocean Machine', in it's entirety, at Hammersmith Apollo in London, England last month. What a night that was. Amazing times and such an amazing time performing that album in full! Grateful.

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So, in just over a couple weeks this tour is going to start in the USA. We have a bunch more headlining shows booked and a killer festival in Philly we're part of. The best part is we're going to be playing as a support act with our good friends in the bands Gojira and Opeth for a bunch of select dates as well! That's going to be rad and a lot of fun to play and hang with both bands on this run. It's going to be a great time!

Who's coming and at what show ?
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