The Collective School of Music Presents Free Drum Clinics

The Collective School of Music

The Collective School of Music will present the following free drum clinics. Clinics will take place at the Collective School of Music, which is located at 541 Avenue of the Americas, 4th floor, New York, NY. Seating for the events will be limited and must be reserved in advance by calling the Collective front desk at 212-741-0091 x100.


Steve Jordan and Leroy Clouden

Drummers  Steve Jordan and Leroy Clouden Drum Clinic

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6 pm

Steve Jordan is a Grammy Award-winning drummer, multi-instrumentalist, composer, and musical director. He has performed or recorded with the John Mayer Trio, the Rolling Stones, Keith Richards, Don Henley, John Mellencamp, Andres Calamaro, Cat Stevens, Bob Dylan, Sonny Rollins, BB King, Stevie Nicks, Sheryl Crow, Neil Young, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Kelly Clarkson, and more. For more on Steve Jordan, visit

Leroy Clouden has worked with many musicians over the years, recording with Steely Dan, B52s, Lenny Pickett, Shawn Colvin, Danny Kortchmar, and Mark Anthony. Leroy has worked on Broadway with Bob Telson, in the musicals Gospel at Colonus and Chronicle of a Death Foretold, and with George Wolf in Bring in da Noise, Bring in da Funk, which won four Tony awards. He also filled in on Saturday Night Live for Shawn Pelton. For more on Leroy Clouden, visit Advertisement


John Favicchia

Drummer John Favicchia Free Clinic

Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 7 pm

Drummer John Favicchia has performed and/or recorded with Steve Khan, Eddie Money, Tony Levin, Chieli Minucci, Charlie Daniels, Lonnie Plaxico, Robbers, John Benitez, Gary US Bonds, Harvie S, Larry Coryell, Dean Brown, Rachel Z, Joe Butler, the Tokens, Felix Cavaliere, Kerry Kearney, Chris Geith, Laco Deczi, Long Island Music Hall of Fame Band, Mike Pope, Steve Adelson, Bob Malach, and more. For more on John, visit


Mark Guiliana

Drummer Mark Guiliana Free Clinic

Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 7 pm

Mark Guiliana is an American drummer, composer, and bandleader. He has played with Brad Mehldau, Meshell Ndegeocello, Gretchen Parlato, Jason Lindner, Lionel Loueke, Avishai Cohen (bassist), Avishai Cohen (trumpeter), Dhafer Youssef, Tigran Hamasyan, Matisyahu, European piano trio Phronesis, and his own band Beat Music. For more on Mark, visit


Mike Clark

Drummer Mike Clark Free Clinic

Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7 pm

Mike Clark is a jazz and funk drummer who is most noted for playing in the Headhunters, with keyboardist Herbie Hancock, and as a member of the UK fusion outfit Brand X, alternating behind the kit with Phil Collins. Clark has also performed with Chet Baker, Vince Guaraldi, Fred Wesley, Michael Wolff, Les Claypool, and Charlie Hunter. He is one of the most sampled drummers in contemporary music, and his beats have appeared on records by Prince, NWA, De La Soul, and Janet Jackson. Advertisement


Jason Bittner

Drummer Jason Bittner Free Clinic

Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 7 pm

Jason Bittner is the Grammy-nominated drummer of Shadows Fall. In 2004 he was chosen as the top up and coming drummer in Modern Drummer’s Readers Poll, and in 2005 he won “Best Recorded Performance” for the Shadows Fall album The War Within. Bittner is recognized for his extensive skill with double bass drumming and for his knowledge of numerous styles, including Latin and jazz.


Memo Acevedo

Drummer Memo Acevedo Free Drum Clinic

Thursday, November 7, 2013 at 7 pm

Memo Acevedo is an Afro-Cuban jazz drummer born in Santa Fe de Bogotá, Colombia. He has worked with various musicians, including Tito Puente, Irakere, Mark Murphy, and Bill McBirnie. His 1993 album, Building Bridges, was released by the Jazz Alliance.


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