I recently wrote up an exercise sheet for my students that isolates different 16th note bass drum patterns. If you're new to playing 16th notes on the bass drum or having trouble keeping it clean sounding, try working through these exercises.

I get this question a lot from new students, so I wanted to share some pros and cons on electronic kits to hopefully give potential buyers a broader understanding.

Over my years of playing, I've had periods of growth and periods of plateauing. The direction, (or lack of direction) I was moving in was always in lockstep with my practice habits. Knowing how to practice is much more vital than the sheer number of hours you practice. Even a focused 15-30 minute practice per day will greatly improve your...

We all have that one friend or family member who is constantly tapping on the table during dinner, or uses the steering wheel as an air drums, or maybe even put together a whole drum set with pots and pans. Well if you're looking for a creative gift for that person, why not pick up a gift certificate for drum...

I have decided to once again offer online lessons as an option, and am excited for the potential to meet and teach people from all over the world.

Hello friends, I'm happy to share that I've expanded the Beginners tab (now called Beginner Drums 101) to include some free sheet music downloads to help you get started. Check out the link below.

I hear this sentiment all the time from adults when they first contact me. It is like clockwork, some version of "I've loved music since I was a kid but never had the opportunity or time to learn the drums". Well my friends, now is the time.

This is a subject that I have reflected on a lot. There's no single formula for teaching because there is no single formula for learning. While I absolutely believe in methods, the avenues in how they arrive are completely up in the air and vary widely.