Los Angeles

Dear Noah,

My Sun and Moon arrived, it was here when I got here from India.  I love it!  It’s just as I imagined, only even more fun to play than I thought.  Can’t put it down.  I find the Hijaz side quite tricky, though, must more complex to get it to sound good, so that’s good room for growth musically – love it.  Any helpful hints? The mixo side is delightful and easily accessible to anyone for improvising.

The best compliment I can send you is that I have just ordered one for my friend Barbara McReynolds here in Los Angeles.  Barbara suffered a debilitating stroke over a year ago and is in the process of recovering her strength and physical and mental capabilities (at age 65).  She has been playing my drum and really getting into it and it is wonderful therapy for her.  So she’s getting a single-sided one in the same scale, F mixo, and has asked for copper and black, if possible please, black on the solid bottom.

I did lots of research on the internet and I really think your drums are the all-around best.  Congratulations.

Regards, Irene