Hey everybody! I am very happy to announce that we’ll have the 3rd edition of the Montreal Intensive Drumming Day on september 3rd, 2016. Stéphane Chamberland and I will be lucky enough to have Dom Famularo doing this drumming event with us. This will happen at Studio Latraque from 11am to 5pm and it will be 125$ on presale or 150$ at the door. If you have any questions about that special day, feel free to write to me.
I’ll be doing a drum clinic on may 10th at Drum Bazar. I’ll be discussing my drum stroke mechanics and some of the grooves and exercises I wrote for Modern Drummer Magazine. It’ll be at 7 pm. Pre-sale will be 2$ and price at the door will be 5$. Some door prizes too. Don’t miss that.
Legendary educator Dom Famularo was on the cover of Modern Drummer Magazine lately and he wrote a list of the best teachers in the world and I was lucky enough to be included in that list. Check it out here:
Also, here are a couple of clips for the latest “Montreal Intensive Drumming Day” that I did with my friend Stéphane Chamberland. This time, we were lucky enough to have Claus Hessler with us via Skype.
I just wanted to let you know that my friend Stéphane Chamberland and I will be hosting the second edition of the “Montreal Intensive Drumming Day” next december 13th. We’ll be sharing with the attendees various tips, techniques, topics, ideas and much more to inspire every one of you to move to the next level. We are lucky to have with us (via Skype) the great german drummer Claus Hessler for a masterclass during that day.
Hi everybody! You can now take online drum lessons with me via Skype. Stay in the comfort of your place and work on drumming exercises with me. We can talk about tension free drumming and the various techniques like the Free Stroke and the Moeller Stroke among other topics. All you need is a computer, a webcam and a good internet connection. The first lesson is FREE. The next lessons can be paid via paypal. Feel free to write to me if you have any questions.
Hi everybody! I wanted to share with you that I had the chance of having my latest article published in the august 2015 edition of Modern Drummer Magazine. I talk about the “Paradiddle Challenge” which is a set of exercises inspired by the drumming of Keith Carlock on the song “Chillin'” from Oz Noy’s record “Ha!”. I hope you’ll have fun going through these exercises and that they’ll help you get your drumming to the next level. Have fun practicing!
Hello everybody! I will be teaching a masterclass on august 1st, 3pm. The subject is what I call “The Drum Stroke Mechanics” and I’ll be talking about two techniques (The Free Stroke and the Moeller Stroke) that have been really helpful to me in getting rid of tension while playing. If you are interested, give me a shout as seats are very limited. It will be 30$ to get in. Hope to see you there!
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Hi everybody! The Montreal Intensive Drumming Day was a tremendous success. Stéphane Chamberland and myself are very happy about it! Huge thank you to Dom Famularo for sharing his energy and his usual dose of inspiration. And also a huge thank you to everybody who participated in that day.
Follow the link here to see some pictures of that special day taken by Marc-André Cloutier (lastingmotion.com):
Hi everybody, I’m very happy to share with you this new drumming event that I created with my friend, Stéphane Chamberland. Come spend a day with us where we’ll share various ideas, concepts and techniques to take your drumming to the next level. The renown teacher, Dom Famularo, will offer a master class via Skype. Definitely a day not to miss and reserve soon as seats are limited.
Here’s an excerpt from the drum clinic I did on february 17th at the cégep de Drummondville. You’ll hear Max Roach’s The Drums Also Waltzes. I’m basically playing a 3/4 ostinato with my feet and then, once the basic melody is played, I try to express myself over that pattern. I hope you’ll like it.
And for those of you who might be wondering what was the song I closed my clinic with, it is The Egg by bass player extraordinaire Antoine Fafard. It can be found on his record “Ad Perpetuum” which features the drumming madness of Vinnie Colaiuta. Get it here: