Drummer with rare, incurable neurological condition re-teaches himself to play

Drummer with rare, incurable neurological condition re-teaches himself to play

The Toronto Star - Katrina Clarke
 

Daniel Schwartz is a drummer with The Key Frames who suffers from dystonia. After trying a myriad of treatments, he now uses an unconventional drum kit and playing techniques to overcome his disorder.

In a dark rehearsal space in Toronto's west end, Daniel Schwartz pinches a drumstick between his thumb and forefinger, watches with resignation as his three free fingers reflexively curtl toward his palm, and hits his drum with a sad-sounding thud.  Its those three fingers that almost cost him his drummer career. ...More