Jim Riley  /  Featured Stories

From Homeless To Rascal Flatts

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
How To Play Drums
In this beginner's guide to drums, you’ll learn how to choose gear, start playing drums, and even how to read music.

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
A Drummer’s Perfect Thanksgiving
Drummers have a lot to be thankful for. Follow this recipe for your perfect Thanksgiving jam.

Brandon Toews  /  Articles
The Ultimate Guide To Soul And Funk Drumming
In this detailed chapter from The Drummer's Toolbox, you'll learn how to play ten styles of funk and soul on the drums.

Brian Cudina  /  Broadway Drummers
Jamie Eblen, Dear Evan Hansen
How many drummers have to convey insecurity through their playing? Enter Jamie Eblen, who drums with Dear Evan Hansen on Broadway.

Jim Riley  /  Featured Stories
From Homeless To Rascal Flatts
Jim Riley was willing to do whatever it took to make it in Nashville - even if it meant living in his truck.

Brian Cudina  /  Broadway Drummers
Rich Mercurio, Waitress
Rich worked with Sara Bareilles to create the songs for the musical Waitress. Here's what the process looked like.

Sage Duvall  /  Articles
The Complete Guide To
Hybrid Drumming

Welcome to Hybrid Drumming 101, an introductory look at the world of acoustic-electronic drum setups.

Samantha Landa  /  Drumming Gigs
Street Drumming
Malik Stewart - aka Malik D.O.P.E. - is an accomplished freestyle street drummer from Washington DC. Find out why he went viral!

Tony Coleman  /  Featured Stories
When Dizz Threw Me In
Tony Coleman found himself thrown into the deep end when Dizzy Gillespie pulled him onstage. Here's what happened.

Brian Cudina  /  Broadway Drummers
Warren Odze, King Kong
Warren Odze is the drummer of King Kong on Broadway. Read this interview to see what it's like behind the scenes of a musical and why he loves his job so much.

Samantha Landa  /  Drumming Gigs
Drumming In The NFL
How do you become an NFL drummer? Jayson Hart-Smith is the Percussion Director of the Baltimore Ravens' official marching band.

Marco Minnemann  /  Featured Stories
Getting Over The Nerves
Even the greatest drummers get nervous sometimes. Marco Minnemann tells the story of how he didn't quite make it to his very first gig.

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
5 Things Drummers Always Argue About
"I don't need a metronome"...and 5 other common myths many drummers believe.

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
Why Fake Drums Will Never Replace Real Drummers
While there's a time and place for fake drums, here's why you don't have to worry about being replaced.

Bruce Becker  /  Featured Stories
Out Of The Comfort Zone
Bruce Becker took a chance and moved to Europe, where he found new opportunities and visits from his mentor, Freddie Gruber.

Samantha Landa  /  Drumming Gigs
Drumming On A Comedy Tour
Elie Bertrand spent 2 years on the road with actor/comedian Stephane Rousseau. She once laughed so loudly, she had to step offstage.

Brian Cudina  /  Broadway Drummers
Cathryn Wake, The Other Josh Cohen
In The Other Josh Cohen, the band members are the actors. The actors are the band. Got it? Drummer Cathryn Wake will tell us more.

Todd Sucherman  /  Featured Stories
Make The Right Turn
Todd Sucherman joined Styx under stressful circumstances. Find out how everything he'd done in his career led up to this big opportunity.

Thomas Lang  /  Featured Stories
Reclaiming My Hands
Thomas Lang's drumming career almost derailed when he was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. Here's the story in his words.

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
5 Summer Practice Tips For Drummers
How do you get motivated when the weather is awesome? Here are five ways to maximize your practice time this summer.

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