469 – [Daniel Glass Show]: A conversation with Anthony Citrinite, the Director of the Drummers Collective in NYC

In this session, Daniel chats with his long time pal and colleague Anthony Citrinite, Director of the Drummers Collective in New York City, and the creator of MeetHook, a new app for musicians that just might revolutionize the teaching and mentorship process.

Anthony Citrinite talks about:

  • Growing up in Utica, NY, being drawn to music from an early age, and learning all about the music business from his booking agent father.
  • Developing a passion for entrepreneurship from his many relatives who ran their own successful businesses.
  • Coming to study at the Drummers Collective as a wide-eyed 18-yr, and learning the ropes in New York City.
  • The history of The Collective School of Music, which has been a unique fixture in NYC for more than four decades.
  • How he worked his way up through the ranks to eventually become Director of the Collective.
  • His new app, MeetHook, which allows aspiring performers to connect with the world’s top teachers, mentors and professionals for one-on-one sessions.
  • His own unique career as a performing drummer, including a brief stint with the legendary rock band Boston.
  • Anthony’s current project, Embers Only, combines the sound of Rage Against the Machine and Linkin Park. The band releases a new video on its YouTube channel each month.

Resources/Links/People Mentioned:

  • More info about Drummers Collective and The Collective School of Music in NYC.
  • Learn more about and download the MeetHook Application. It can be used on desktop, tablet or phone and with all major operating systems.
  • Anthony performing the Star Spangled Banner with Boston at the 2002 Fiesta Bowl in Tempe, AZ.
  • Here’s the YouTube Channel for Embers Only, Anthony’s current musical project