Drums

Drumstick Anatomy

A great drumstick is the perfect combination of balance, response, feel and sound properties. Each of these critical factors is a function of a stick’s design— and knowing a little about each…

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Music Educators

How to Tell If You Need New Drum Heads

Knowing how and when you should be maintaining your instrument is important for every musician. After all, only proper care and maintenance will keep your instrument sounding the way it needs to…

Everything You Need to Know About Drum Sticks & Mallets

Everything You Need to Know About Drum Sticks & Mallets

In the grand scheme of drumming, finding the right drum sticks is often overlooked in favor of finding the perfect drum set. But, did you know finding the right drum sticks is…

Drumline: How Do I Teach That?

Drumline: How Do I Teach That?

Described as a “true musical talent,” Eric Willie has a varied career as a solo performer, chamber musician, orchestral player, arranger, and teacher. Eric currently serves as Director of Percussion Studies at UNC Greensboro,…

Pads, Stools, and Sticks: Beyond the Drum Set

Pads, Stools, and Sticks: Beyond the Drum Set

So, you just bought your child a drum set. Now what? Even if you can’t imagine spending another cent on the drums at this point in time, there are a number of…

How to Choose Your Drumsticks

How to Choose Your Drumsticks

  Finding the perfect set of drumsticks is about more than evaluating how they feel in your hands- it’s about finding a well-balanced set of sticks that will help improve your playing…

Drum Kit Buyers Guide

Drum Kit Buyers Guide

The Right Drums, Cymbals and Hardware for Your Kit As the old saying goes, a band is only as good as its drummer. Sure, they might not always be out front and…