This post has been inspired by the book ‘How to teach drums’ by Claire Brock, a book that I would recommend to new and established drum teachers.
After purchasing and reading this book I started thinking about how I could work with other drum teachers to provide a catalogue of potential resources to support drummers teaching and learning experiences.
The first part of this series of posts is teaching books; I have compiled a list of recommended books that teachers should consider making use of when teaching students with different abilities and learning needs.
This list of books has been compiled by me using the books that I use as well as those suggested by other drum teachers in response to a question on the ‘BSTDUK(2)’ forum page on Facebook and I would like to thank the following drum teachers for their contributions to this list:
Tim Sharp; Joel Waters; Colin Woolway; Calum Macleod; Julian Ecymbals; Jack Wright; James Sharp; Pip Harbon.
I hope you find this list useful and if you think there are any books that are not mentioned in this list that should be please post a reply with the books Title and Author, as well as your name.
Hand / Foot Technique Development
Stick Control – George Lawrence Stone
The Weaker Side – Dom Famularo & Stephane Chamberland
Advanced Techniques For The Modern Drummer – Jim Chapin
Progressive Steps To Syncopation – Ted Reed
Buddy Rich’s Modern Interpretation Of Drum Rudiments – Buddy Rich & Henry Adler
Buddy Rich snare drum method – Buddy Rich
Syncopated Rolls for the Modern Drummer – Jim Blackley
Natural Hand Development For Drummers- Roy Burns
Wrist And Finger Control For The Advanced Drummer – Charley Wilcoxon
The Moeller Book – Sanford A. Moeller
Drum Kit Tutor Books