Tag Archives: Freddie Gruber

My Drum Lesson with Fred Gruber (1982)

SKF NOTE: Yesterday, while searching through a stack of my interview transcripts, I came upon this transcript from a long interview I did with Fred Gruber for Modern Drummer in 1982. We were sitting at the kitchen table in Buddy … Continue reading

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Neal Sausen – God Bless Neil Peart

SKF NOTE: In his first email to me about his longtime drum teacher and friend, Freddie Gruber, Neal Sausen mentioned Neil Peart’s stops by Freddie’s house to visit with his dying friend, and to bring food for Neal Sausen and … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber on Record

SKF NOTE: The late drummer Freddie Gruber is known by many drummers, including me, as an exemplary teacher. Other drummers, however, say Freddie is full of hot air, a charlatan, who has somehow put a spell on Neil Peart, Buddy … Continue reading

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How Freddie Gruber Helped Me

SKF NOTE: I’ve mentioned before in my writings that Freddie Gruber, when I interviewed him, helped me overcome a bad drumming habit I had developed. A few people have asked me to talk about how Freddie helped me. I’ll do … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber – A Great Teacher Shares Some Life

A great teacher shares some life Scott K. Fish, Special to the Piscataquis Observer • November 22, 2019 Freddie Gruber was a great drum teacher. If you have a great teacher in your life, no matter the subject taught, then … Continue reading

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