NEIL PEART Drumset Scholarship Announced By HUDSON MUSIC

November 16, 2020

Hudson Music has announced the The Neil Peart Drumset Scholarship. Applications begin in March 2021 through the Percussive Arts Society (

PAS (Percussive Arts Society) will annually award four drummers the opportunity for online drumset lessons from well-known artists/educators.

Before his untimely death in 2020, Peart was considered to be one of the greatest drummers to have ever lived. As the drummer and primary lyricist for the multi-platinum selling rock band RUSH, Neil charmed the world with his introspective and eclectic writing. Heavily inspired by science fiction, fantasy, philosophy, and his many cross-country trips on his motorcycle, Neil crafted universal lyrics that encapsulated the social and humanitarian issues of the time.

While Neil is said to have inspired famous bands — like the FOO FIGHTERS, SMASHING PUMPKINS and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE — with his lyrical chops, he contributed far more to the world than just lyrics. Neil also penned nine books, many that recount his trials and triumphs from decades spent on the road, giving the world affecting, memorable thoughts about life, loss, and inspiration.

Peart died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. He was 67 years old.

RUSH announced Peart's passing on January 10, setting off shockwaves and an outpouring of grief from fans and musicians all over the world.

RUSH's final show took place at the Forum in Los Angeles on August 1, 2015. Peart indicated at the time that he wanted to retire while he was still able to play well, along with a desire to spend more time at home with his young daughter.

Peart joined RUSH in 1974. He was considered one of the best rock drummers of all time, alongside John Bonham of LED ZEPPELIN; Keith Moon of THE WHO; and Ginger Baker of CREAM.

Neil Peart Scholarship Announcement

Hudson Music is proud to annouce the The Neil Peart Drumset Scholarship sponsored by Hudson Music. Applications begin in March 2021 thru the Percussive Arts Society ( PAS will annually award 4 drummers the opportunity for online drumset lessons from well-known artists/educators

Here's some of Neil Peart's legacy you can literally learn from: NEIL PEART: TAKING CENTER STAGE - A Lifetime of Life Performance," and you can get it here: Neil Peart discusses and performs the song "Time Stand Still" from the classic Rush album, "Hold Your Fire"and more. This is the most in-depth insight into Neil's body of work ever documented. This DVD from Hudson Music & Neil Peart, features breakdowns, demonstrations & performances of classic drum parts from songs spanning the entire Rush catalog. Immerse yourself into o ver 6 hours of footage, Neil's personal drum rehearsals, set-up and soundcheck footage, a backstage interview as Neil warms up for a Rush concert, a detailed discussion of classic Rush drum parts, with slow-motion, drums-only demonstrations and e-Book with transcriptions and more! There are even live, drum-camera performances of every song on the Time Machine tour , a one-hour interview, explanation, and demonstration of new Rush song.,"Caravan" - A MUST-HAVE FOR ANY NEIL PEART OR RUSH FAN!

Posted by Hudson Music on Sunday, November 15, 2020

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