Some folks just have to practice over the holidays. I know I will be. For my students I’ve have the following suggestions.
Have a great time, see everyone the week of January 11, 2016
You've got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail.
I'm a professional pianist and music educator in West Toronto Ontario. I'm also a devoted percussionist and drum teacher.