Drum Technique 101 – Wrist Strokes

Hi everyone! YouTube is filled with fancy drum technique videos, from the one-handed roll to the Moeller stroke and the Push & Pull move. While they all can be valuable additions to your toolbox, we often overlook one of the most basic, yet powerful techniques: The wrist stroke. It’s not complicated and everyone can do…More

Couch Drumming Pt.3

Welcome to the couch! Here’s a paradiddle warm-up that I like to do. #practicepad #drumming #drumpractice #paradiddle #rudiments This sequence is more tricky but is great for fine-tuning your hand technique,More

Couch Drumming

Who would have thought, but the new sectional inspires me to make short drumming videos. Enjoy!More

Play As You Are

“Play As You Are: A Collection Of Essays – Picking A Drummer’s Mind” was released five years ago, in September 2015. Thanks to everyone who read it and a big shout-out to those who left a review on Amazon! To celebrate, the title will be available for only $3.99 for a few days. Kindle Store…More

Zoom Drum Lessons

This Covid thing isn’t going away, so like everyone else, I have to make adjustments.  I’m still waiting on some audio gear, but hope to offer online Zoom drum lessons soon.  ••• From hand technique, rudiments and chops, to timing and groove concepts, reading, or just how to get started… I’m happy to share what…More

ebooks on Amazon

Drummers and drum teachers, For a short period of time Play As You Are, Time Well Spent, and Kick Start are available in the Kindle store for $4.99 each.More

Star Trek: Enterprise – Theme Song Transcription

One of my younger drum students loves Hard Rock, classic Heavy Metal, … and Star Trek. His favorite series is Star Trek: Enterprise, which features a version of Faith of the Heart (aka Where My Heart Will Take Me) as sung by Russell Watson. I made a quick transcription of the 1:18 min piece. It’s…More

Leaving Space Grooves

In the age of flashy YouTube and Instagram drumming stars it’s easy to forget that it’s surprisingly hard to play slow beats with lots of space between the notes. It makes sense to me: The more notes you pack into a beat, the easier it is to get away with sloppy placement or bad timing.…More

Chop Builders

I sometimes get the question on how I come up with combinations/melodies/fills around the kit. That’s a tough one to answer, because when I play, I play, and try not to think (in concepts and combinations). Having said that, there are exercises that have helped me develop dexterity around the kit, and that allow me…More