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Keith Copeland: Latin Drummers to Study

SKF NOTE: This excerpt is Keith Copeland’s expanded answer to my question: Let’s consider somebody who wants to study the great jazz drummers, but so far his only listening/playing experience has been in rock. He has no idea where to … Continue reading

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Audio: Freddie Gruber: Teaching Saved My Life

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #6 from Freddie Gruber’s interview with Scott K Fish circa 1983.

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Freddie Gruber: Criteria for Taking on a New Student

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #5 from my interview with Freddie Gruber circa 1983.

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Give the Student Something Positive to Remember About Drumming

SKF NOTE: Thinking the last few days about my boring first drum teacher. A nearby music store employee, I don’t remember his name, but he and I were sitting in a closet size room with a drum pad. “You need to … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber: Never Just Go ‘Tap, Tap, Tap.’ Sing!

SKF NOTE: Excerpt #2 from my interview with Freddie Gruber in Buddy Rich’s NYC apartment circa 1983-84. Freddie was speaking about “legitimate” percussionists he’d studied with: Morris Goldenberg, Fred Albright, and Henry Adler. I asked if any of what he learned … Continue reading

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Freddie Gruber: Finding Out How a Drum Student Hears

SKF NOTE: Excerpted from my interview with Freddie Gruber in late 1983 or early 1984. I don’t know how much of this excerpt is in that MD Focus on Teachers interview, but this excerpt differs in one respect. These are … Continue reading

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Drummer Mike Johnston Pioneers Online Drum Teaching

Mike Johnston marches to his own drum in the online education industry October 10, 2014 by Kate Brosseau Mike Johnston brought the beat to Big Kansas City with a live demo of just how legit a drummer he is. Johnston … Continue reading

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