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.
If you have any questions about this drumming day, feel free to write me a message. I think this is going to be awesome!!
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:
Good news! I’ll be doing my second drum clinic at the cégep de Drummondville on february 17th. My clinic is called: “The drum stroke mechanics” and I talk about various hand technique that have been helpful to me. This event will be very special to me as the cégep de Drummondville is where I did my college studies. Big thanks to Vic Firth, Evans Drumheads and Yamaha Drums and to Philippe Brochu who helped me putting this together. Oh yeah!
I’ll be doing my first drum clinic november 20th at Italmélodie, this is pretty exciting! I call this clinic “The Drum Stroke Mechanics” and I’ll share various techniques that have helped me gain in fluidity and relaxation tremendously. I’ll also play a few solos and one song. The show will start at 7 pm and the entrance is free.
Hello everybody! Here’s a brand new clip where you can see me play with my jazz trio, Trio SVD. The band covers some John Scofield, Pat Metheny and Kurt Rosenwinkel songs and also plays its own compositions. You can follow the group on facebook through the link below. I hope you’ll enjoy listening to it. Thanks.