“…we are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then is not an act but a habit.” Aristotle

Jazz & Contemporary
Montreal & Online Drum Lessons
(An approach applicable to All Styles, including Moeller Method)






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Instructional Coordinated Independence

Coordinated Independence
Contemporary Drum Set Styles

"Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer" by Jim Chapin. the definitive study on coordinated independence... (laying the groundwork for ALL styles of) drumming...

"Generations of drummers have struggled to master it. ... and it was the first really frustrating thing I had encountered," says Dave Weckl. "That book definitely put me through changes... helping both my reading and my coordinated independence, and it brought me to a new level of concentration and ability..."



Funk Groove - Left Hand Lead (Using ONLY 2 rudiments)


- avoiding antagonistic muscle movements, using principles of ergonomics, gravity, momentum, inertia and rebound to your advantage.


"Applying those principles to the 'stick-to-hand-to-instrument' relationship. Similar application to pedal(s), each has its own balance and tension. When all is set in motion, they require little energy to propel. Once in motion you learn to control it, moving beyond the body and affecting musical groove and feel." F. Gruber


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