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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.

On the Beat With Educator Mike Wrench: Overcoming Obstacles

Greetings, fellow drummers! I’m very excited to introduce Upbeat Outreach to the drumming community. My name is Mike Wrench, and I am a drummer and clinician whose passion is exploring the endless abilities in the realm of drumming. You can…

Jun 24, 2016

On the Beat With Educator Bruce Becker: Covering Odd Times in New Book

Greetings fellow drummers, it’s been a few years since my first MD blog and the release of my DVD Concept and Philosophies. My educational passions still continue to forge ahead. A reminder of my background, I was a long time…

Apr 15, 2016

On the Beat With Pamela Lynn-Seraphine: Mental Fitness Through Neurodrumming Therapeutics

Hello, fellow MD readers! I’m Pamela Lynn-Seraphine, world percussionist, author, educator, and founder of Neurodrumming Therapeutics. I’ve been a lifelong reader of MD, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to finally share my story. Actually, back in 2004 I…

Oct 9, 2015

Sam Ulano Tribute

Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 2 pm to 4 pm at the New Jersey School of Percussion, 14 Northfield Ave., West Orange, NJ 07052. The afternoon will be filled with stories, photos, audio, and video of Sam. His contributions to…

Oct 16, 2014

Nile’s George Kollias to Conduct Drum Camp in Los Angeles

World-renowned heavy metal drummer, educator, and instructional DVD creator George Kollias (Nile) in conducting his first drum camp this coming May 15–18 at the Hilton Woodland Hills/Los Angeles located at 6360 Canoga Ave., Woodland Hills, CA. Produced by MUSO Entertainment,…

Mar 13, 2014

April 2014 Issue of Modern Drummer Featuring Mike Johnston

(Available digitally February 25, 2014; on newsstands March 4, 2014) On the Cover Mike Johnston Back in the day—you know, like five years ago—you had to be doing world tours or making platinum records to in fluence as many drummers…

Feb 25, 2014

Drum Instructor Sam Ulano Passes

Sam Ulano, a beloved yet controversial player and instructor who Modern Drummer readers will recognize from the many ads he ran in the magazine over the years, passed away last week, at the age of ninety-three. MD published an interview…

Jan 8, 2014

Bruce Becker

Greetings, fellow drummers. Bruce Becker here. I am currently residing in Los Angeles and have been recording and gigging with my brother David for thirty years. I am very involved in teaching as well. I spent a long period of…

May 29, 2013

British Drummer/Educator Kyle Cullen

I’m a British drummer based in the town of Glastonbury, famous for its music festival. I’m currently splitting my time between teaching, gigging, and recording sessions for people all over the world. My latest offering comes in the form of…

Dec 12, 2012

Sonny Igoe Passes

  Noted jazz drummer, educator, and MD Advisory Board member Sonny Igoe has passed away, at age eighty-eight. Igoe was born in New Jersey and began playing drums at an early age. When he was sixteen he won the Gene…

Mar 29, 2012

Bart Robley Drum Clinic Announced

Drummer/Author/Teacher Bart Robley will be doing a "Playing for the Song" drum clinic on March 24th, 2012 at 1PM at the Sam Ash in Cerritos, CA. All ages admitted and admission is free. Checkout Bart Robley's website here for additional performances and clinics.

Feb 28, 2012

Bill Bachman

Bill Bachman is a world-renowned specialist in hand technique with a heavy background in rudimental drumming and its application to the drumset. Bachman is a regular contributing columnist for Modern Drummer magazine, author of the book Stick Technique: An Essential…

Jan 25, 2012

Marc Dicciani

Marc Dicciani is Dean of the College of Performing Arts and is Professor of Drumset and Music Business at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He has made concert appearances with a wide variety of artists and ensembles, including…

Jan 23, 2012

Freddie Gruber

  Right up until his passing on October 11, Freddie Gruber was a source of deep and important knowledge for many top drummers. This piece from the January 1996 issue of Modern Drummer, by one of his most accomplished students,…

Oct 31, 2011

Drummer/Teacher Nucleo Vega

My name is Nuc, and I’m a drummer, educator, and Mel Bay author in the Washington, D.C., area. I’m working on a project that involves drum melody. Like my heroes Max Roach, Jeff Hamilton, Joe Morello, and Ari Hoenig, I’m…

Sep 2, 2011