The Art of Drumming Tues. 6 pm PST

Posted on Jul 29, 2009

This week I found a really interesting percussionist for you! Fred Stites has played multi-percussion with Doc Severinsen’s Touring Band: “Today’s Children & the Now Generation Brass” w/ Ed Shaughnessy, has drummed for Henry Mancini, Johnny Mathis & Shirley Bassey. Has taught percussion at, recorded with & attended North Texas State (1’o clock Lab 67 & 68 Bands), got his Masters from Manhattan School of Music, and has played...

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The Art of Drumming Tues. July 28th @ 6 pm PST

Posted on Jul 22, 2009

This show will feature my long time friend, drummer/ percussionist Rich Mangicaro (Glen Frey of the Eagles & former Artist Rep for Paiste). Rich has practiced Yoga for many years & we will focus on Yoga & stretching for drummers. Rich has invited special guest Yoga Instructor Cheri Clampett ( to demonstrate & help us out! Tune in here on Tuesday:...

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Jim Chapin

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

We are all saddened by the passing of the great Jim Chapin… who has probably personally helped more drummers  than anyone in history. I know he was a meaningful friend and support to me, as well as an inspiration to all who met him. His books are in the “Top 10” of essential drum books for me. He will be missed, but truly lead a long, full and authentic life that lives on in his books, words, music and especially in the hearts of those who were privileged...

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