John Fred Young

John Fred Young “Tips from a touring drummer” course Drummers don’t just play music..they live it..from the time they wake up with coffee until they fall asleep from exhaustion. Playing, singing and writing, most drummers and musicians go to extreme lengths to live out their dreams. John Fred Young was born December 11th,1984 into a […]


Manuel Lotter

Manuel Lotter – Live performance   Manuel began taking drum lessons at his local music school when he was six years old and became one of the best drum students very quickly. He later joined the local marching band and played his first live experiences in front of hundreds of people. At the age of 13 […]


Markus Czenia

Markus Czenia – Live Perfrmance   Born in 1972 in Germany, Czenia had a brainstorm in his early 30s: what if he tried to tell the rich story of the Vikings as a modern saga – only with drums (instead of more traditional narrative media)? The result was his composition “Journey To Vinland,” a musical […]


Derrick McKenzie

Derrick McKenzie – Live Performance   Derrick started drumming in the 1960s, at the age of six, banging furiously on the kitchen floor with two of his mum’s coat hangers, to a beat on the radio. Even at this early age Derrick knew that drumming was the one thing he really wanted to do. At […]


Nick Augusto

Nick Augusto – “Tips from a touring drummer” course   Nick Augusto (born 4 August 1986) is an American drummer of the heavy metal band Trivium. He replaced Travis Smith on 4 February 2010. Since joining Trivium, Augusto has recorded: “Shattering the Skies Above”—which featured on the God of War: Blood & Metal EP— a […]


Ivan Panella

Ivan Panella – Live performance   Ivan Panella is the drummer and one of the forming members of the Italian screamo/rock band Hopes Die Last which he has been drumming for since 2005. He started playing drums at the age of 8, and by the age of 9, he was taking private lessons with Franco […]


Ulysses Owens

Ulysses Owens – “Tips from a touring drummer” course   Multi-Grammy Award Winning drummer Ulysses Owens Jr., is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and a Juilliard graduate with a Bachelor of Music degree with concentration in Jazz Studies. He has performed with world-class musicians including Patti Austin, Terence Blanchard, Russell Malone, Wynton Marsalis, Mulgrew Miller, […]


Aaron Solowoniuk

Aaron Solowoniuk – “Tips from a touring drummer” course   Aaron Solowoniuk  (21 November 1974 Streetsville, Ontario, Canada), is the drummer for the Canadian band Billy Talent. Solowoniuk was born and raised in Streetsville, Ontario and began drumming at a young age, His first set being a gift from his parents. His father was born […]



Frost – “Tips from a touring drummer” course   Kjetil-Vidar Haraldstad (stage name Frost), was born on June 28, 1973 in Øyer, Oppland, Norway, and is the drummer in the black metal bands Satyricon and 1349. Frost has previously performed with Gorgoroth, Zyklon-B, Gehenna and Keep Of Kalessin. He originally joined Satyricon temporarily to record […]