Dom Famularo

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Dom Famularo Honored with Modern Drummer, Neil Peart Lifetime Achievement Award

In a heartwarming tribute to the late Neil Peart, famed drummer and educator Dom Famularo has been posthumously awarded the Modern Drummer Neil Peart Lifetime Achievement Award for 2023. This prestigious award recognizes Famularo's profound contributions to the world of…

Modern Drummer
Oct 5, 2023

Drumming Legend, Dom Famularo Has Passed Away

In Memory of Dom Famularo August 26, 1953 - September 27, 2023 Today, the drumming world mourns the loss of a true legend. Dom Famularo, the heartbeat of our community, has passed away. With profound sadness, we reflect on the…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2023

Episode 58: Modern Drummer Updates and 2021 Festival Announcement

  Hello everyone! Welcome to this week's Modern Drummer Podcast. This week Billy Amendola and David Frangioni speak openly about the current state of the Modern Drummer brand. Joining us in conversation are world educator  Dom Famularo and M-Network TV/Film…

Modern Drummer
Dec 2, 2021

100 Drummers “Drum Together” for WhyHunger Campaign

The mission is simple, but critical: One Beat. One Mission. End Hunger. WhyHunger—a non-profit founded in 1975 by the late Harry Chapin and radio deejay Bill Ayres to “change systems, policies, and institutions that perpetuate hunger and poverty in our…

Modern Drummer
Oct 4, 2021

Mike Greenfield of Lotus

Talking About New Album and Musical Perspective Hello drumming family! I grew up reading Modern Drummer magazine so it’s an honor to contribute to the publication. While growing up, I remember poring through the pages of the latest edition so…

Modern Drummer
Jul 9, 2019

Billy Cobham Bringing Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat to the Mesa Arts Center

Drumming legend and jazz fusion pioneer Billy Cobham will bring his highly acclaimed Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat back to the Mesa Arts Center for its second year, offering an immersive educational program for drummers, bassists, guitarists, and keyboard…

Modern Drummer
Mar 21, 2017

News: Famed Drum Clinician/Educator Dom Famularo Voices Main Character for Animated Series Musimations

Musimations is an animated series that simplifies the reading and playing of music. The show stars a zany grandpa named Tappy Pappy (voiced by Famularo) who teaches lessons in his music shop with the help of his insightful dog, Ruff.…

Modern Drummer
Jan 1, 2016

Episode 16: Bass Drum Mic Positioning, Bill Bachman’s Quintuplets Article, Gerry Gibbs, Meinl’s Benny Greb signature Sand Ride, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike discuss different ways to position a bass drum mic, and then they dig deeper into Bill Bachman’s article on quintuplets from the December 2015 issue of Modern Drummer. Next, they give some additional background…

Modern Drummer
Nov 13, 2015

Episode 15: Jim Riley’s Ghost Notes, Dom Famularo, Zildjian’s new K Custom Dark Crashes, Drum Muffling, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike dig into a few of the stories in the December 2015 issue of Modern Drummer, including Jim Riley’s educational article on ghost notes, the cover story with global drumming ambassador Dom Famularo, and the…

Modern Drummer
Nov 6, 2015

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,…

Modern Drummer
Nov 2, 2015

December 2015 Issue of Modern Drummer featuring Dom Famularo

(Available in print and digitally October 30, 2015) On the Cover Dom Famularo “If a student isn’t getting a technique, it’s never that student’s fault. It’s my fault. What am I not doing right to deliver that information in a…

Modern Drummer
Oct 30, 2015

The Sessions Event At McNally Smith College of Music

The Sessions is a powerful and interactive presentation where artists sharpen their music business skills in pursuit of excellence in their careers. Your path to success for marketing, networking, artist relations, self-promotion and entertainment law. The special guest panelists for this session…

Modern Drummer
Sep 10, 2014

KoSA International Percussion Workshop, Drum Camp & Festival

The KoSA International Percussion Workshop, Drum Camp, and Festival will take place atCastleton State College, Castleton, VT, July 22-27, 2014. Highlights include an intensive music camp with small, hands-on classeswith professional world-class drummers and percussionistsfor players of all ages and…

Modern Drummer
Jun 6, 2014

The Sessions Artist Panel at the NAMM Show with Exclusive Carmine Appice Interview

The Sessions ( is a presentation designed to help artists sharpen their business skills. Items addressed include contract negotiations, entertainment law, marketing, self-promotion, image maintenance, and performance fundamentals. This year’s Sessions panelists, author/clinician Dom Famularo, entertainment lawyer Paul Quin, and…

Modern Drummer
Jan 15, 2014