I help drummers become professional musicians.


Most drummers visit the same websites, watch the same videos and try to follow the same path to a career in music. The reality is that professional musicians didn't follow this path to get where they are today. But there is a clear, proven path to becoming a professional drummer. I want to guide you through it.


How to become a professional drummer...

Most people don't understand that there really is a clear path to becoming a professional musician. But I know over 100 musicians who currently make a living from playing an instrument. All of them have followed this same process. Becoming a pro drummer is only a matter of luck if you ignore the 4 principles outlined in the Pro Musician's Quadrant. The PMQ, as I call it, is so powerful that you can totally screw up one of the four parts, and still be all but guaranteed a career as a professional drummer...


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#171: If It’s So Easy, Why Haven’t You Done It?
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#170: Why Becoming a Pro Drummer is Easy (Maybe)
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