Wellness Archives - Modern Drummer Magazine


Modern Drummer is the world’s most widely read drum magazine, is dedicated entirely to the art of drumming and caters to the needs of amateur, semi-pro, and professional drummers.


There is no way around it. If you want to succeed as a musician, you have to practice. It requires focus, drive, and concentration to turn your skill set from outstanding to legendary. That means removing distractions—all distractions—when you are…

By Lauren Monroe
Feb 1, 2022

Grateful Drumming

Can being grateful make you a better drummer? It just might. Research shows that gratefulness positively impacts everything from sleep to heart health, feelings of depression, less fatigue, to even reducing materialism and improving eating habits. So, if you want…

By Lauren Monroe
Jan 14, 2022

The Courage to Connect

In honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, I want to look at the very uncomfortable topic of suicide. I realize this article isn’t something you would normally find in a musicians’ magazine, but think about it—how many incredible artists,…

By Lauren Monroe
Sep 30, 2021

The Healing Power of Silence

The center of a musician’s world is often thought to be within their love for sound, melody, and rhythm. Most of you reading this article will be big fans of sound in general—creating sound, appreciating sound, and listening to sound.…

By Lauren Monroe
Aug 31, 2021

Multisensory Perception and Drummers

We have been taught the five basic senses are sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch. Eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and skin. Anything perceived as outside of these basic receptors has been considered “extra sensory”—falling under E.S.P. or psychic guidelines of…

By Lauren Monroe
Jul 20, 2021