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News: Jim Chambers’ Music Box Presents Sam Ash Drum Bash V.9.0 in Tampa

Following up on Drum Bash V.8.0, held in October of 2015, local music educator  and owner of Jim Chambers’ Music Box, Jim Chambers, will once again team with Sam Ash Music to present Drum Bash V.9.0 on Saturday, April 30…

Modern Drummer
Apr 25, 2016

Thinking about attending music school? Check out 6 Things You Should Consider, a free ebook from Musicians Institute

A new free ebook, 6 Things You Should Consider, is now available for people who are interested in a career in music. If you dream of having a successful career in today’s competitive music industry, you’ll want to start at…

Modern Drummer
May 27, 2015

NEWS: April 2014 Cover Artist, Mike Johnston, Celebrates 1,000th Live Lesson With Free Broadcast!

  Today, November 26, 2014, founder and April 2014 cover artist, Mike Johnston, is giving his 1,000th live lesson. To celebrate the landmark, he is making the lesson free and open to the public. You can check it out…

Modern Drummer
Nov 26, 2014

John Blackwell Online Drum Lesson

John Blackwell, the sound behind Prince for twelve years, will be joining on March 24 for a free online drum lesson, entitled “Drumming Discipline & Improvisation,” starting at 4pm PDT. The lesson will be broadcasted over the Internet, and…

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Mar 24, 2014

Heart’s Ben Smith to Give Free Online Drum Lesson at

Ben Smith, drummer for the legendary rock band Heart, will be teaching a free online drum lesson, titled “The Groove & Flow,” at on Monday, March 17, 2014, starting at 4 p.m. PDT. Drummers can watch the lesson, submit…

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Mar 13, 2014

Free Online Lesson With Sonny Emory This Thursday!

Famed pop and jazz drummer Sonny Emory will be teaching a free online drum lesson, titled “Linear Concepts and Flamercises,” at on Thursday, October 31, 2013, starting at 12 pm PDT. Emory will be teaching from the studio…

Modern Drummer
Oct 28, 2013

The Collective School of Music Presents: Jason Bittner 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…

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Oct 15, 2013

The Collective School of Music Presents: Mike Clark 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…

Modern Drummer
Oct 7, 2013

The Collective School of Music Presents: Mark Guiliana 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…

Modern Drummer
Sep 30, 2013

The Collective School of Music Presents: John Favicchia 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,…

Modern Drummer
Sep 23, 2013

The Collective School of Music Presents: Steve Jordan and Leroy Clouden Clinic Friday, September 20, 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…

Modern Drummer
Sep 20, 2013

The Collective School of Music Presents Free Drum Clinics

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…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2013

The Drum Exchange Celebrates 20 Years!

Please join the Drum Exchange for their “20th Anniversary Bash” on Saturday, October 20, 2012, from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, 4501 Interlake Ave. N. Seattle. This FREE event includes: • FREE cowbell giveaway at 1:00 PM (while supplies last, limit 1…

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Sep 26, 2012 and LREI Present GlobalDrum Day in NYC

This coming Friday, April 27, between 3 and 6 p.m., and LREI are presenting GlobalDrum Day at the LREI Arts Space, at 40 Charlton Street, New York 10014. The event will feature Dafnis Prieto, Swiss Chris, Vin Scialla &…

Modern Drummer
Apr 23, 2012