I was asked to give workshops soon after my Learn As You Play Drums and Learn As You Play Tuned Percussion And Timpani series of books were published. This gave me a chance to explain why I wrote the books for pupils and teachers and showed them how can join both books together for playing Percussion Ensembles. Later, I began adjudicating for Music Festivals, which is a great experience. Performing in Festivals and being adjudicated on is not the same as taking an exam. Performers are given invaluable advice, even if they don’t receive high marks. As an adjudicator you try to give performers some positive advice, encouragement and where they can improve their playing on their chosen musical instrument.