Chad Wackerman
Drummer for James Taylor, Frank Zappa, Barbra Streisand and many more
A phenomenally skilled jazz and rock drummer, Chad is an authority on the teachings of Murray Spivack [Murray taught Vinnie Colaiuta, David Garibaldi, Louis Belson, Brooks Wackerman and many others.] Chad has amassed a remarkable body of work including a seven-year association with Frank Zappa. He has recorded albums and toured with artists as diverse as James Taylor, Barbara Streisand, Steve Vai, Andy Summers, Men At Work, Ed Mann, Albert Lee, Colin Hay, Dweezil Zappa, Pasqua/Holdsworth/Haslip/Wackerman Group, Terry Bozzio, Carl Verheyen and David Garfield. He is a first-call studio drummer and world-renowned educator.



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  • Advanced 4 Courses 60 Lessons

  • $11900

The Murray Spivack Method

Murray Spivack was one of the greatest teachers of all time. Chad reflects on his experience studying with him and discusses Murray’s philosophy about economy of motion, the importance of relaxation and his unique approach to the rudiments.

  • $11900

    4 Courses 60 Lessons 8 hr 4 min

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Intermediate
  • Intermediate 25 Lessons 4 hr 31 min

  • Free

Kicking A Band: Learn How To Read A Drum Chart

This is a step-by-step course for reading rock, jazz and big band charts. Whether you’re in the studio, in rehearsal, or on stage, no matter what style of music you’re playing, the ability to read a drum chart is invaluable.

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  • Free

    25 Lessons 4 hr 31 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 14 Lessons 1 hr 56 min

  • $4000

The Murray Spivack Method – Part 4

Lets dive into the paradiddle rudiments and how we incorporate the motion and exercises we've learned previously.

  • $4000

    14 Lessons 1 hr 56 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 17 Lessons 1 hr 52 min

  • $4000

The Murray Spivack Method – Part 2

This course will move beyond the roll rudiments into the realm of flams and mixed stickings.

  • $4000

    17 Lessons 1 hr 52 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 12 Lessons 1 hr 59 min

  • $4000

The Murray Spivack Method – Part 1

Chad explains in detail how they are the fundamentals of everything you play. Murray would expect his students to practice 2 hours a day but with even 15-20 minutes a day, you will see immediate results which will make whatever you play not only easier but more musical.

  • $4000

    12 Lessons 1 hr 59 min

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