Audio Version – listen on the go! For the past couple months, I’ve been experimenting with a content format in collaboration with my good friends, Karldrumtech, and Eric Carraway. Our weekly creative and business Mastermind Group has been a great source of inspiration and accountability for each other. We decided to begin recording our … More Using Video to Learn
On Passion Projects… The most meaningful work I’ve created has consistently been rooted in my passion projects. 2020 is about exploring some of these ideas that have marinating inside me this past year. OPEN CONSORTIUM First passion project experiment of 2020 will be a marimba solo. I’ve been reserving time to play almost every … More Open Consortium Project
#ASKHUEI Hello! I’m a snare player in my marching band I’m trying out for a dci group for the first time and I’m sort really nervous. I was wondering if you had any practice tips you wouldn’t sharing, especially on how to build singles and multiple strokes (triple and double beat). What’s up, Allen! When … More #ASKHUEI: Double Strokes and Triple Strokes
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My last name is 潘 “Pan,” but the 元 “Yuan” is the Chinese character unique to my name. Growing up, my Mom would explain how 元 meant “number one” or “first place.” In the days of Chinese emperors, there would be an annual Imperial Examination. Local province tests would culminate with a national … More Yuan Mindset
This summer, I made the very difficult decision to leave the Colburn School. Below is an open letter to all the students and families from the Jumpstart Young Musicians Program. Dear Students and Parents, Some of you have heard that I have accepted an offer outside of Colburn, and will not be returning for the … More FALL 2018 New Beginnings
Question coming in from the weekend coming in over Facebook: “Hello Huei! I am a huge fan of yours and I was wondering if you can give me some advice on how I can better my single stroke rolls. Thank you!” – JM Hi J, Thanks for your complimentary message! Some keys to developing … More #AskHuei: Faster Singles
In the second episode of the podcast, I share a story of perseverance and hard work. https://apple.co/2C1Xx3p LISTEN IN “The Worst Snare Drummer I’ve Ever Seen” was one of the most popular blogposts I’ve ever written. If you read it before, experience it again with the audio version as I revisit the story … More The Worst Snare Drummer I’ve Ever Seen (Ep. 002)
I get this question often enough that I figured I’d share the quick overview answer: “Hey there, I am a Percussion Director in NC. My question is about what types of cameras/audio devices you’re using when creating the most clean videos. Are you using a go-pro and then formatting the audio with another program? I … More What gear are you using?
My private lesson students are in their final week of preparing for All-State and All-Southern auditions. Here’s what I want to remind them of before they step into the room to perform. CONTEXT Practice Performing Students may play perfectly in lessons or when practicing by themselves, but putting them on the spot can sometimes … More Last Minute All-State Audition Tips