Practice and Play

My most recent blogs have focussed on the mental side of drumming - what's going on in our heads when we play.  My solos from the road videos have had comments from people who like to see what I was thinking, and others from people who think I shouldn't be thinking at all. I received an email recommending the book Zen Golf (see it on,  I don't play golf, but I was assured that I'd find much value in it.  I read it on a week's break from touring skiing in the Alps. Read more [...]

News Update – Feb ’07

What have I been up to lately? Well, I've been spending a lot of time recording and editing video lessons for the lessons page. They seem to have been quite well received so I'm working on more of those. It's unbelievable how long it can take to edit 5 minutes of video. I have a new found appreciation for guys who edit 30 min documentaries.I've been doing some dep teaching at the Academy of Contemporary Music in Guildford. I'm enjoying the teaching and it's great to meet so many enthusiastic Read more [...]

Drum Lesson – left foot clave groove

The following lesson is free to watch. If you find it useful and would like to contribute to the production of further lessons any donation would be greatly appreciated. Please go to the DRUM VAULT to make a donation. As a way of saying thankyou you will receive bonus material including a step by step guide to mastering the groove with complete written examples for all exercises and accompanying midi examples. You will also gain access to the drum valut which includes transcriptions of great Read more [...]