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James Petercsak

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August 2022:
Cardiovascular Fitness for Strength and Longevity

In my series of articles, under the “Health, Wellness, and Drumming” section of Modern Drummer, we have explored the many of the benefits of weight training and maintaining healthy musculature. This is done to keep our joints pain free so it won’t hinder drumming. We’ve identified the essential factors for …

July 2022:
The Practice Mentality and Increasing Motivation for the Gym

In the drumming community, every so often one can stumble into a discussion about the importance of technique. There is this strange idea that some people argue that technique doesn’t matter much. I see this in forums and the argument goes something like: “people spend so much time worrying about …

May 2022:
Essential Factors for success in the gym: Lessons learned in the Practice Room

In the last issue, we examined the myth of the muscle-bound concept. This instilled an unwarranted fear into many drummers and percussionists alike: Don’t lift weights, as it can impair dexterity and hinder your ability to play drums. Intuitively, we know this doesn’t make sense… Every 4 years, we watch …

April 2022:
The Muscle-Bound Myth and Weight Training for Drummers

If someone asked me to put together a list of non-negotiables – things I need to prioritize for my own well being – two activities would immediately come to mind: Drumming (obviously) and weight training. Drumming and training are a necessity for me… they are not optional. They aren’t something …

Posted: December 4, 2019

Category: News
Marc Dicciani and Tom Aungst Honored with Yamaha’s Legacy in Education Award at PASIC 2019

Yamaha bestowed the company’s Legacy in Education Award to Marc Dicciani and Tom Aungst at the annual Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC), held November 13-16 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Posted: November 2, 2015

Category: Feature Stories
Dom Famularo’s Teachers List

Over the course of his forty-year career traveling the globe to teach, perform, and conduct clinics, Dom Famularo has interacted with some of the finest drummers and drum instructors in the world. The following list contains many of those names, organized by country/continent. If you’re looking for top-notch drum instruction, …

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