Claus Thylstrup

March 6th, 2019

Claus Thylstrup is a professional drummer, tutor, author and clinician based in Denmark.

Gregg Bissonette

December 13th, 2017

Gregg’s perfect balance between professionalism, strong work ethic, and congeniality make him a wonderful colleague and session artist, and a much-respected name in the music industry.

Mauro Cau

March 23rd, 2017

Mauro Cau is an Italian drummer and Steve Gadd scholar.

Peter Szendofi

November 30th, 2016

Peter Szendofi is one of the most talented professional drummers, composers and most frequently employed musicians in Hungary.

Mark Guiliana

October 27th, 2016

Mark Guiliana is an acclaimed drummer, composer, educator, producer and founder of the independent record label Beat Music Productions.

Kiko Freitas

June 6th, 2016

Kiko Freitas was born in Porto Alegre in 1969.

Stephane Chamberland

March 23rd, 2016

Internationally recognized drummer, clinician, educator, and author Stephane Chamberland has performed and recorded with numerous musicians playing hundreds of live shows in Canada, the USA, and abroad.

Dafnis Prieto

July 17th, 2015

His arrival to the U.S. from Cuba has been compared to that of an asteroid hitting New York.

Jeff Queen

November 12th, 2014

Jeff is an original cast member of the Tony and Emmy award winning Broadway Show Blast!, where he was a solo performer and battery instructor from 1999-2003.

Antonio Sanchez

August 27th, 2014

Since he arrived in New York City in the late 1990s, Antonio Sanchez has been one of the most in-demand drummers on the jazz scene. Heard initially with pianist Danilo Perez and most recently on his own Live In New York at Jazz Standard, Sanchez not only dazzles with herculean technique, but more importantly, he […]

Jason Bittner

August 18th, 2014

Jason Bittner picked up a pair of sticks at a very young age and started destroying his mother’s pots and pans (and whatever else he could get his hand on) until his father finally bought him a drum set when he was 8. In the years to follow, he would study privately, be active in […]

John Blackwell

July 15th, 2014

John grew up in Columbia, South Carolina and started playing drums at age 3, learning from his father John Blackwell Sr., a drummer himself, who played with artists such as Mary Wells, King Curtis, Joe Simon, J.J. Jackson, The Drifters and many others. As a teenager, John played in high school marching and jazz bands, […]

Aaron Spears

March 5th, 2014

American Idol drummer and gospel/R&B/pop sensation Aaron Spears shows you creative and challenging groove and fill options in this pack.

Peter Erskine

February 27th, 2014

Peter Erskine has played the drums since the age of four and is known for his versatility and love of working in different musical contexts.

Stanton Moore

February 12th, 2014

Born and raised in New Orleans, Stanton Moore is a dedicated drummer and performer especially connected to the city, its culture and collaborative spirit.

Pat Petrillo

December 17th, 2013

World class drummer/educator and veteran NYC drummer Pat Petrillo is known for his deep sense of groove, uncanny technique, and his ability to cover any musical situation.

Arnie Lang

November 25th, 2013

Morris Lang attended the Juilliard School. In 1955, shortly after graduation, he was appointed Associate Principal Timpanist and percussionist with the New York Philharmonic.

Gergo Borlai

September 27th, 2013

Gergo has become one of the most exciting up-and-coming drumset artists and has grown in popularity with his breathtaking solos on YouTube as well as with several recent performances at drum festivals across the globe.

Russ Miller

August 22nd, 2013

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. H

Donny Gruendler

August 14th, 2013

Donny Gruendler was born and raised in the diverse Musical surroundings of Detroit, Michigan. As a result, Gruendler grew up alongside an unusually broad range of influences including: Soul, Funk, Pop, Hip Hop, traditional Swing, Hard Bop, and Blues.

Gruendler is Vice President Curricular Development Musicians Institute in Hollywood, California, and he is the author of Playing With Drum Loops, Seeing Sounds and Private Lessons (all on Hudson Digital). Donny is also a member of the Modern Drummer Education Team and a frequent columnist for the magazine.

George Kollias

August 1st, 2013

Well-known as one of the leaders of extreme metal drumming, George Kollias remains at the top of today’s metal scene and goes way beyond that.

George “Spanky” McCurdy

February 5th, 2013

George Spanky McCurdy is an American gospel/soul/pop/hip-hop drummer. He grew up in Olney in North Philadelphia and has worked with Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, Kanye West, Jill Scott, Lady Gaga, Nas, Tye Tribbett among others.

Tommy Igoe

January 11th, 2013

Tommy Igoe is one of the world’s most prominent drummers and bandleaders. He began drumming at the age of 2 and has gone on to craft a unique and diverse career, traveling the world with Art Garfunkel, Blood Sweat and Tears, Dave Grusin, Stanley Jordan, and the New York Voices amongst many others. For the […]

Mike Mangini

January 10th, 2013

Mike Mangini has successfully applied his Rhythm Knowledge learning method to all styles of music, from classical & jazz to speed metal. He has consistently developed both the melodic and rhythmic sides of his musical personality. He has documented his command of these styles on recordings, with Internationally Renown and Multi Platinum Selling bands, as […]

David Garibaldi

December 6th, 2012

Born in Oakland, California, David grew up just East of San Francisco. Through his fascination for drums, he began playing music at age 10. His parents bought him his first drumset in high school and the rest, as they say, is history. By age (17) David began his professional career by 1966, the Vietnam War […]

Jeff Prosperie

November 20th, 2012

Sergeant 1st Class Jeff Prosperie arrived to the West Point Band as a member of the Hellcats in December of 2006, and serves as the section leader of the Legendary Hellcats Percussion Section. Jeff is a World Snare Drum Champion and is the only individual to capture the “triple crown” of solo competition (DCI, PAS, […]

Dennis DeLucia

Dennis DeLucia is one of the most highly-respected percussion teachers, arrangers, clinicians and judges in the United States. He grew up in Bergenfield, NJ where he was taught and mentored by the late Dr. Bernard Baggs and Donald Angelica. A former member of the prestigious West Point Band, he is best known for his successes […]

Mike Sorrentino

Mike Sorrentino has performed internationally with Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow) and Ritchie Blackmore (Deep Purple/Rainbow), the Broadway productions of Movin’ Out, In the Heights, and Spider-Man, and is currently the drummer in well-known New York-based group Big Shot. He is also the education director for Hudson Music and an active private drum instructor.

Joe Bergamini

Joe Bergamini is an internationally-known performer and educator. He has performed in New York on the Broadway shows Movin’ Out, Jersey Boys, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King, Rock of Ages, In the Heights, and Million Dollar Quartet, has performed live with artists such as Dennis DeYoung and Deborah Gibson, and is a member of […]

Steve Smith

Steve Smith is one of the most famous and accomplished drummers in the world. Over the past 35 years he has toured and recorded with some of the biggest names in jazz and rock—appearing on recordings that have sold over 100 million copies worldwide—including Journey, Bryan Adams, Mariah Carey, Andrea Bocelli, Zucchero, and Jean-Luc Ponty. […]

Chad Smith

Chad Smith is one of the most visible drummers in the world, having performed for millions of fans all over the world as the drummer in the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has been a member of the Peppers since 1988, and has appeared on all of their albums in that time. Chad has also […]

Mike Portnoy

Mike Portnoy came to international prominence as the founder and drummer of Dream Theater, with whom he played for 25 years. He has also performed or recorded with Avenged Sevenfold, Neal Morse, Stone Sour, Fates Warning, Overkill, and others. Mike is the current drummer in the bands Adrenaline Mob and Flying Colors, and holds a […]

Steve Gadd

November 16th, 2012

Steve Gadd is one of the true living legends of drumming. As one of the most sought-after studio musicians of the last 50 years, Gadd has performed with a veritable cross-section of the most important pop artists of our time: Steely Dan, Eric Clapton, James Taylor, Frank Sinatra, Paul Simon, Al Jarreau, Stanley Clarke, Rickie […]