Red Ambassadors

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RED AMBASSADORS

THE RED CYMBALS’ MENTORING PROGRAM

DEVELOPING / ENCOURAGING EMERGING ARTISTS
(UP TO 18 YEARS OF AGE)

PROMOTING DRUMMING AND
POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH

WHAT IS THE RED AMBASSADOR PROGRAM?

The Red Ambassador Program is a Red Cymbals initiative to work with young drummers up to 18 year of age* who want to be a part of the Red Family. We get a get a lot of requests for ‘sponsorship’ but believe it would be massively irresponsible to give away free stuff because it would not teach younger drummers to work hard what they want to achieve.

Therefore, we have set up the Red Ambassador Program to help young drummers achieve what they want to as a person and drummer. A Red Ambassador is someone who is keen to promote drumming and positive mental health as well as to be mentored and encouraged by the Red Cymbals family to be the best person and drummer that they can be.

We will:
Share our knowledge with you.
Mentor you in growing your gifting as a drummer.
Coach you in making quality content to increase your online (and real life) profile/presence.
Promote you as a Red Ambassador on our website and social media.
Give you exclusive discount offers on Red Cymbals, apparel and other Red Cymbals gear.
Help you get the cymbals and gear that will suit your needs
and so much more…

INTERESTED IN BECOMING A RED AMBASSADOR?

Sounds like something you are interested in? Then have a chat with your *parent/s or guardian (if Under 16) and then see below:

*Parent/guardian permission required for people under 16 years of age.

Email us at info@redcymbals.com and tell us:
Your Story (more than 150 words please)
Your Vision for drumming.
Your date of birth.
Location (Country)
The best way to contact you.

 

RED AMBASSADORS

MIA MALLARI - UNITED KINGDOM

Mia is 7 year old drummer from Portsmouth United Kingdom. She has started drumming one year ago during the pandemic learning drums online. She was so fascinated with drums that she practice everyday for a few hours. This has manifested in her finishing Trinity College of London grades 1,2,3,4 and 5 with Merit and Distinction just in 1 year - currently she is doing grade 6! She has also taken part in Hit like a girl and Drum Off Global where she represented United Kingdom in both competition's finals.
Mia loves great music from various bands all over the world such RHCP, Metallica, Paramore, Nirvana and Living Colour (Red Cymbals' Favourite Band!).
Recently Mayville High School, where Mia attends, Junior students were allowed to practice with the Senior band and Mia was very excited to be given this opportunity.
Finally, Mia loves to connect with drummers from all over the world but special thanks to Zhene, Zasa and Iris and many for inspiring her to be best drummer she can be!

 

THOMAS CRESCITELLI - ADELAIDE SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Thomas received his first drum kit when he was 4 years old and started lessons at the age of 7. He has rapidly progressed over the years completing his Rock School Grade 3 exam at the AMEB in March 2021 and was recently announced as the Junior champion of the 2021 Drum-Off Australia drum solo competition.

 Thomas is a John Bonham fanatic with his main influences being Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Foo Fighters. He enjoys playing with other musicians at every opportunity and regularly attends open mic sessions around Adelaide. 

 Thomas posts amazing content on INSTAGRAM so check out him out and give him a follow!

DEVIN ABBEY - USA

Devon is from Lakeville, Minnesota and is a worship drummer at Southland City Church. He has a passion for music because it’s a way to express himself and his culture, he took interest in drumming when he was 4 years old after you heard his best friend Matt creating music. His drumming Hero and the person he looks up to is Jimi Christiansen, because he has played a big part in Devin’s life by shaping him into the person he is today. While Devon is also a football player - he is the running back at Lakeville South High School. he has a big passion for music. His career goals are to be either a worship pastor or a professional drummer.

Check out Devin’s Instagram

 

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KEZIAH HENDRY - MELBOURNE AUSTRALIA

Keziah is a 15-year-old drummer from Melbourne in Australia. Keziah has been drumming since he was just a toddler, and he has grown into a very mature player, over many genres, both as a soloist and with his band Upsurge and as a part of Rock Academy Australia. Keziah says he has loved music his whole life and he enjoys it so much that he has to play every day. He believes that music and drums are the best way for helping with life and his positive mental health and he would like to spread mental health awareness with his music and help people develop positivity. He hopes that music will stay with him forever. Keziah’s dream is play professionally and to keep developing and learn new things every day about how to live life to the fullest through music.

Follow Keziah on INSTAGRAM and check out his band UPSURGE!

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SOPHIA KINGI - NEW ZEALAND

Sophia is a 17 year old self taught drummer based near Wellington in New Zealand. She started playing drums when she was 8 after Sophia’s father built her a drum kit out of cardboard boxes and pans. Sophia has been hooked on drumming ever since and absolutely loves music. Sophia started playing in church when she was 12 and now plays weekly for ARISE Church based in Wellington at the Kapiti campus. Sophia supports the heart behind Red Cymbals especially to promote positive mental health. Sophia is excited to work with Red and start working alongside other drummers that are passionate about the art of music.

Visit Sophia’s Instagram and give her a follow!

 

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LACHLAN FORDE - PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA

Lachlan is a 17 year old ATAR music student who has played music all throughout his life. When he was 8 he tried his cousins drum set for the first time and instantly fell in love with drums. He missed out on drum lessons in primary school because it was the popular instrument. In Year 7 music, Lachlan immediately turned his attention to the drums and would spend most of his lunches in a practice room working on his technique and improving his overall ability on the kit. Lachlan was picked to be the drummer for his first live performance in a year 8 contemporary music showcase. Over the years Lachlan remained self taught and was the drummer for his band in countless musical showcases and performances. 

Lachlan is currently a year 12 student studying ATAR contemporary drum kit. His drum teacher John Trotter is a world renowned drummer from Newcastle upon Tyne. Lachlan has played in countless venues across Perth over the last 4 years. He is extremely excited to be working with Red Cymbals and supporting everything they stand for. Lachlan has always been passionate about his music and drums allows him that extra little bit of expression. Anytime Lachlan sits on the drums, he plays something new. Lachlan wants to share his passion and love for music and wants to work with and get to know other drummers throughout the drumming world.

Check out Lachlan’s Instagram for more.

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