Russ Miller

Russ Miller is internationally known as one of the top drummers of today. As a multi-platinum recording artist, he has played on multiple Grammy® award-winning recordings with combined sales of over 26 million copies. His musical versatility has led him to work with an incredible list of over 50 international artists from legends like Ray Charles, The Fifth Dimension, Natalie Cole, Tina Turner and Bobby Caldwell through modern stars such as Nelly Furtado, The Psychedelic Furs, Hilary Duff, Steve Perry, Andrea Bocelli, Daniel Bedingfield and Meredith Brooks. As a star of the Los Angeles studio scene, the Modern Drummer magazine readers poll has repeatedly voted Russ in the top five studio drummers in the world, including 2010, when he was voted the #2 session drummer. He has performed on more than 250 albums (including many #1 Billboard hits like Nelly Furtado’s Whoa Nelly and Hilary Duff’s Metamorphosis). Russ has also recorded for many T.V. shows and over 50 international movies (such as #1 box office titles like Chicken Little, Fracture, Lakeview Terrace, Resident Evil: Apocalypse and the Boondock Saints series of movies, just to name a few). Along with his many sideman recording credits, he has been a staple member of the house band on TV shows such as “American Idol” (for all of their “Mentoring Sessions”).   Russ has also released three critically acclaimed solo albums, Cymbalism, Arrival and the Arrival Live concert DVD/CD.

An active educator, Russ performs educational clinics throughout the world for Mapex Drums, Yamaha DTX Electronic Drums, Zildjian cymbals, Remo drumheads, Shure microphones, Vic Firth sticks, Porter & Davies tactile monitoring, Hercules stands, Prologix and Meinl music instruments. With all these companies, Russ maintains product endorsement relationships and has designed multiple signature instruments.  Russ also has authored two books: The Drum Set Crash Course and Transitions, along with his three videos: Arrival: Behind the Glass from Hudson Music, and The Drum Set Crash Course and The Drum Set Crash Course Tuning Edition from Alfred Music Publishing Co.  A seven-time Modern Drummer readers poll winner, Russ’ projects were voted the #1 educational books and videos in the world (2001-2004). For more info please visit www.RussMiller.com.

Lesson Packs Featuring Russ Miller

Casual Date “Must-Know” Grooves: Intro to Afro-Cuban Grooves

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Casual Date “Must-Know” Grooves: Blues Grooves

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Casual Date “Must-Know” Grooves: Intro to Brazilian Grooves

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Country Grooves

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Casual Date “Must-Know” Grooves: Intro to Island Grooves

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Vol. 1 Casual Date “Must-Know Grooves”

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Vol. 2 Casual Date “Must-Know Grooves”

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Vol. 3 Casual Date “Must-Know Grooves”

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