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Samantha Landa  /  Articles

6 Things Drummers Always Argue About

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
6 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
Wouldn’t you rather be playing drums right now? Well, when summer is in full swing, the great outdoors has a way of diverting even the most disciplined drummer’s attention. It’s easy to forget about inverted paradiddles when the sun is out and you’d rather be biking, hiking, or meeting up with friends for a game. […]

Brian Cudina  /  Broadway Drummers
Beetlejuice The Musical
Shannon Ford and Joshua Mark Samuels play drums and percussion in Broadway's Beetlejuice The Musical. Find out how they work together!

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
The Female Drummers You Should Know
Women and girls have been playing drums as long as drums have been around. This guide highlights the major influence women have had on a male-dominated industry.

Samantha Landa  /  Drumming Gigs
Drumming On Cruise Ships
Doug Tann spent 23 years as the Musical Director and drummer with Princess Cruises. Find out how he got his foot in the door and why he loved his job so much.

Brian Cudina  /  Broadway Drummers
Marques Walls, Be More Chill
Marques Walls is the drummer of the new pop rock Broadway musical, Be More Chill. Read on to find out what it's like behind the scenes of a Broadway show!

Samantha Landa  /  Articles
5 Reasons Why Kids Should Play Drums
Drumming can reduce stress, improve your health, and even keep you out of trouble. Here are 5 reasons why kids should play drums.

Samantha Landa  /  Drumming Gigs
Drumming At The Hockey Playoffs
Pat Steward was the live drummer at the hockey playoffs alongside legends like Elvis Costello and Rob Baker of The Tragically Hip. Find out how he got this literally cool gig!

Aaron Edgar  /  Articles
Why You Should Drum
Outside The Box

Is there such a thing as "no wrong notes"? Aaron Edgar explains why you shouldn't be afraid to explore unconventional rhythms.

Rob Mitzner  /  Articles
Pro Studio Tips, Part 4:
How To Work With Engineers & Approach Edits And Punches

Do you know how to interact with engineers, producers and band members in the studio? What does it mean to "punch in"? Here's Part 4 of our Pro Studio Tips Series.

Samantha Landa  /  Drumming Gigs
Drumming At The Oscars
Can you imagine playing in front of a crowd of 26 million people? Eva Friedman shares her experience drumming at the 2018 Oscars.

Aaron Edgar  /  Articles
Drum Setup Rules You Should Probably Break
If your drums are comfortable to play, there's no wrong way to set them up. Here are some 'rules' about drum setup you should probably break.

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