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Am I Too Old To Learn Drums?
You aren't too old to learn drums. Here's how drummers 50+ are thriving and why starting later could actually be a good thing.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
The Best Way To Learn Drums Quickly
The best way to learn drums quickly is to identify your learning style and find lessons that match.

Nadia Azar  /  Health
How To Help Protect Drum Students From Injury
Drummers who learned about injury prevention from their drum teachers were half as likely to report an injury. Check out these research results!

Rob Mitzner  /  Health
How Mental Practice Can Make You A Better Drummer
Did you know you can get better at drumming just by thinking about it? Air drummers are onto something.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
Workout Tips For Drummers
What exercises should you do to improve your drum performance? Flo Mounier, personal trainer and drummer for Cryptopsy, offers 5 tips.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
4 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Practicing
Are you struggling to get into a solid practice routine? Here are four ways to trick yourself into doing it - even if you're feeling unmotivated!

Samantha Landa  /  Health
10 Things Drummers Learned In 2020
Drummers learned how to collaborate remotely, practice alone, and even live stream. What did you learn in 2020?

JJ Jones  /  Health
How To Deal With Stage Fright
Stage fright stopping you from living your dreams? Try some of these research-supported techniques to curb your performance anxiety.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
How Drumming Tamed His Tourette’s
Twitch streamer Greg Storey (aka 'mrgregles') found that drumming completely stopped his tics.

Jared Falk  /  Health
5 Ways To Kill The Quarantine Blues
There's a lot of uncertainty in the world right now, and you might be feeling stressed or isolated as a drummer. Try these 5 tips.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
Tips For Drummer Moms
Is it safe to drum while pregnant? Can you play drums with a baby at home? Check out this special Mother's Day article.

Alex Rudinger  /  Full Lessons
Mental Health For Modern Drummers
Ever dealt with anxiety or depression, or know what it's like to be hard on yourself? Don't miss this lesson with Alex Rudinger.

Nadia Azar  /  Health
Drummers Are Athletes, And Here’s The Evidence
In this article, Dr. Nadia Azar sums up the first year of her drummer research.

Frank Ferraro  /  Health
Stop Comparing Your Drumming To Social Media Stars
Do you have a habit of watching amazing drum videos online and feeling bad about your own playing? Here's how to shift that mindset.

Nadia Azar  /  Health
Burning Calories With Chuck Comeau
Find out how many calories Chuck Comeau burns during a show with Simple Plan!

Nadia Azar  /  Health
Burning Calories With Jason Pierce
Find out how many calories Jason Pierce burns during a show with Our Lady Peace!

Samantha Landa  /  Health
5 Ways To Stick To Your Resolution
Here's how to make sure you meet your drumming goals this year (plus a bonus downloadable practice timesheet).

Nadia Azar  /  Health
Burning Calories With Mike Wengren
Find out how many calories Mike Wengren burns during a show with Disturbed!

Nadia Azar  /  Health
Burning Calories With Steve Molella
Find out how many calories Steve Molella burns during a show with Finger Eleven!

Aaron Edgar  /  Health
Working Through An Injury
Following a knee injury, it turned out that being extra careful actually made drumming easier.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
Why Drummers Quit
If one of these 5+ roadblocks is keeping you off the drums, learn how to ease back into playing again.

Nadia Azar  /  Health
Burning Calories With Brann Dailor
Find out how many calories Brann Dailor burns during a show with Mastodon!

Bruce Becker  /  Health
How To Prevent Drumming Injuries
Read these injury prevention tips from drum technique guru Bruce Becker and kinesiology professor Dr. Nadia Azar.

Nadia Azar  /  Health
Burning Calories With Tim Alexander
Find out how many calories Tim Alexander burns during a show with Primus!

Dylan Durward and Dr. Nadia Azar  /  Health
How To Deal With Tendinitis And Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Find out how to recognize and manage the two most common drumming injuries: tendinitis and carpal tunnel syndrome.

Amy Di Nino  /  Health
How Playing Music Can Improve Your Memory
Playing an instrument can improve your memory. But how and why? Check out the research here.

Nadia Azar  /  Health
Burning Calories With Casey Grillo
Find out how many calories Casey Grillo burns during a show with Queensrÿche!

Nadia Azar  /  Health
The Most Common Drumming Injuries
Is it tendinitis? Dr. Nadia Azar conducted a study to find out what conditions most commonly affect drummers.

Samantha Landa  /  Health
How Drummers Can Prevent Hearing Loss
Drummers are 4x more likely to have hearing loss than the average person. Here's how to prevent any problems so you don't have to quit.

Amy Di Nino  /  Health
Music As Therapy For Drummers
Did you know that music can reduce anxiety in musicians? Here are some tips from a music therapist to help you manage your stress.

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