Welcome to my drum blog! Here you will find various articles about all topics related to drumming. Whether you are taking drum lessons or are a drum teacher, browse around and find articles that you find interesting. I often write about my favourite topics such as: rudiments, drums fills, how to learn rhythm, practice methods, as well as the proper method books needed to make it to the top.

I teach drum lessons in Montreal, Verdun specifically, but also service NDG, Westmount, Lachine, Lasalle, and Longueil. If you're interested in taking drum lessons with me, either at my studio or through Skype, then click here to contact me.



How to Learn a New Song (On the Drums!)

Check out Mat's method for teaching new students how to learn new cover songs!

As he explains in the video, start simple by just playing a simple quarter note groove and then build it from there. The most important

The Wheel of Rhythm

A question that is commonly asked in our drum lessons is “How can I improve my four-way coordination?”. So in this lesson we are going to address this topic and present a great limb independence exercise that you can use

101 Ways to Practice Paradiddles (The Complete Guide)

Before you read this article....

There is an accompanying PDF for this article for sale at our store. It contains 15 pages of paradiddle concepts that can help you to exponentially improve your paradiddles.

But before making your

The Alan Dawson Rudimental Ritual (pt. 2)



Here is an educational article that I wrote for Drumhead Magazine for their August 2019 issue.

Check for the video below for examples of each exercise.






Check the examples

How to Practice Drums without Drums (14 ways to do it)

I often have people contact me to take a couple of lessons before jumping in and buying a drumset. A topic that often comes up with these students is “How can I practice the drums without a drumset?”. I always

Top 5 Drummers to Study in Each Genre

For all the drum teachers out there who offer private lessons to students of all ages and abilities, here is a resource you can use with your students when they ask about a genre of music that maybe is not

The Charley Wilcoxon Challenge

Charley Wilxoon is my absolute favourite snare drum composer, and is a favourite of many drummers worldwide. Today I wanted to talk about why I appreciate the work that Charley Wilcoxon put into the art of drumming, and into drum

How to Get Gigs

Booking gigs is a very time consuming and often frustrating process. We talk to dozens of venues, send emails, make phone calls, and usually don't hear anything back. And then there's the question of how to get paid gigs.

How to Practice Groove (for drummers)

Some people have it, some don't, that deep sense of groove that seems to be reserved only for a select few musicians. Steve Gadd, Clyde Stubblefield, Vinnie Colaiuta, Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, these are just a few of my favourite groove

12 Minutes to Stronger Hands

Before you read this article.... 

There is an accompanying PDF for sale here. It contains all of the exercises in this article in one easy to download PDF.





One of the

What You Need to Get Started On the Drums

Do you want to start playing the drums but don’t know what to buy or where to look? Are you thinking about learning to play the drums on your own, but need help selecting the proper gear and methods?