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Our student competition!

Welcome to our student competition! For this fun project, four of our students (Kris, Liam, Louisa, and Nathan) decided to learn and make...

Hearing Protection

A lot of my students (and their parents) ask me what kind of hearing protection is best to use while practicing drums. Let’s explore this...

"Whiplash" (the movie) review

I just saw the new movie "Whiplash". To tell the truth, I have mixed feeling about it. There is a good review by the great drummer Peter...

The Beatles - Hello Goodbye (drum cover)

Here is Liam’s interpretation of this famous song by the Beatles. It was a lot of fun to learn and “woodshed” some of the drum parts....

Green Day “21 Guns” (drum cover)

Green Day “21 Guns” drum cover. Austin did a great job imitating the style of Tré Cool, the drummer of Green Day. What made the...

Irish Band recording session

Just got hired to record a few drum tracks for a traditional Irish band. We decided to use a 14” Djembe hand drum instead of Bodhran...

J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations

Just discovered a great recording of J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations, masterfully performed by Vladimir Feltsman (piano). It was a nice...

Alec's interpretation

As a drum instructor, I usually don't give the same composition to two students to work on at the same time. But here is a good chance to...

Here is Suyash's interpretation

As a drum instructor, I usually don't give the same composition to two students to work on at the same time. But here is a good chance to...

Classical music on Marimba

Welcome to another video! Kristi and I felt like recording a song written for a mallet instrument. This composition was originally...

Green Day "Minority"

Welcome to another drum cover. The whole song has a shuffle rock feel. The main pulse is kept by straight quarter note pulse on the...

The Beatles "Come Together"

Here is another video we just did. We decided not to memorize the tune, but rather keep it very close to what Ringo Starr played on the...

Remo vs. Evans

Quite a few of my students asked me whether they should go with Evans or Remo drumheads. Well, let’s explore this a little bit: Evans are...

Bass Drum Techniques

A great drummer (and a friend of mine) Max Klots wrote a method book on Bass Drum techniques. I decided to go ahead and translate some of...

Ahead Drumsticks

Here is another gear review I felt would be interesting. While warming up on my practice pad in a dressing room before a show, I had a...

Drum Cover

We just finished a project of rehearsing, recording, editing, and publishing this song with one of our students. What can I say? Great...

Practice pad review

One of my students just brought in a nice looking Invader V3 practice pad so I had a chance to test it. The pad is made by OffWorld...

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