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Welcome to NYC’s #1 Drum Teaching Studio
We offer 45-minute Private Online Drum Lessons to drum students of all abilities and ages. Our minimum age requirement is 7 years old.

Our Reviews: The Best In NYC
It’s true. We’ve got more five star reviews on YELP and Google than anyone else in NY who is offering to teach you how to play drums. In fact, we don’t just have more reviews–we have WAY more reviews. That’s got to mean something, right?

Our Philosophy: Drumming is Joy
We’re a place where young or old, female or male, are welcome. Where those who have never touched a pair of sticks feel comfortable. Where children and adults learn from enthusiastic and patient teachers in a fun way. Where some students have lofty goals and some just want to see what drumming is like. We have a real, true, open door policy. The reason? We believe that “Drumming is Joy,” and we want to share that joy with anyone who wants to experience it.

Virtual Private Drum Lessons Now Available
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The Drumming Blog

How to Develop Facility with Inverted Paradiddles

I have been using Inverted Paradiddles in my playing for a long time. I’m pretty sure that I first became aware of them in the late ’80s when I was studying with Rick Considine at Drummer’s Collective in NYC. When Rick showed me how to use inverted paradiddles, the ease with which I could play […]

Want to Groove While Playing Clave?

I’ve been making my own clave exercises for years because I couldn’t find a lot of existing material that would help me. The one book that I did find helpful was Ignacio Berroa’s Groovin’ in Clave. Yes, I did borrow his title for the name of this post. Since I’ve finally come to a point […]

Nasty Drum Lick #135: A Backwards Six-Stroke Roll

This latest lick is one I’ve been messing around with for a while. It was inspired by Steve Gadd’s famed “ratamacue lick.” It’s got a similar vibe, but I find it much easier to play. The notation on PDF is here for you to download: Nasty Drum Lick #135 And here’s a video of me […]

Here’s a Slick Sextuplet Lick to Spice Up Your Grooves

I love these types of time-playing ideas. The first time I heard this kind of playing was when I was introduced to the drumming of Steve Gadd. His famous hi-hat/snare/bass drum ideas were always exciting and propelled the music forward. There are other posts with these types of licks offered elsewhere in the blog. You […]