* May be prototype
WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
I'm inspired every day by other drummers. There is nothing more humbling than opening up your Instagram and seeing all these amazing drummers. They inspire me every single day to get on the set and learn something new. On top of that, I'm inspired by the other musicians in my group. You want to be the best for them and vice versa. Current drummers I've been into: Garrett P. Tyler, Jeff Randall, Nate Smith, Petar Janjic.
WORDS OF WISDOM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF DRUMMERS
Listen, practice, repeat. Most important part to me is to listen back to your performances--sometimes it's the hardest thing to do because you hear back all the things you did wrong haha, but in my opinion, it's the only way you get better. God is in the details and that's what listening does--you get to listen back to those details and get better. That being said, forgive yourself and most importantly, play with your heart and listen to everyone else in the band.
FAVORITE ZILDJIAN CYMBAL/COMBO
I really love Zildjian Sweets and have been playing them for a bit, but I've been currently hooked on Paper Thins and they have been fitting so well into Noah's sound. Also, I love my new 22" K Constantinople Thin Overhammered Ride.