Hi, my name is Robert Mathijs, I’m a multi instrumentalist, music producer, and most importantly I’m a huge finger drumming fanatic ever since I discovered that finger drumming existed, which was way back in 2014. I think it’s awesome, I think more people should know about it, I think we haven’t even scratched the surface of what’s possible on a pad controller with regards to drums, groove and rhythm and because of that I also think there should be way more quality educational content on this topic than is out there right now, which is why I started the Quest for Groove project.
Besides my main goal of bringing the art of finger drumming to the masses, I also have some other ambitions with the Quest for Groove, like trying to instill high-quality, skilled musicianship in students and teaching folks what really takes music from ‘meh’ to ‘wow’ from a music producers perspective (spoiler alert: groove is still the most essential component of all).
I personally experienced many times over in my life that every curious, playful, hard working human being has this wonderful potential for endless personal growth. I vividly remember the time when I could not play finger drums (any time before 2014), or when I had never coded a custom WordPress theme in php before (any time before 2020). And look at me now, rocking the drums on a pad controller and having built this website you see before your very eyes 🙂
With the Quest for Groove project I hope to help many others in unlocking their potential and experiencing the magic of learning new skills. I hope you have a great time and learn a lot during the (probably relatively short) time that your life’s journey overlaps with the Quest for Groove!
P.S. I wrote a little blog post accompanied by a Youtube video about how I got started in finger drumming in case you’re interested in some more back story. You’ll find that article over here.