Don Lombardi
Don Lombardi is the founder of Drum Workshop, who formed the company at the age of 26 with the goal of providing teaching facilities for young drummers in Santa Monica. Don had the opportunity to purchase the equipment to bring the famous Camco drum pedal back to the market place under the DW name. As the company developed and its product line increased to include snares and full drum kits, Don kept an eye on his original goal of music education. As a result, he established a series of world class clinics and educational programs Including Drum Channel, many of which are available on the company’s web site.



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Beginner
  • Beginner 12 Lessons 2 hr 7 min

  • $2000

Technique 4 – Long Roll Preparing for Single Stoke Roll and Developing Ruffs

This course shows you the fundamental motions and techniques necessary to conquer the rudiments and your rolls.  Ralph will demonstrate the double stroke roll, multiple bounce stroke (buzz) roll as well as the 3-stroke ruff.

  • $2000

    12 Lessons 2 hr 7 min

Beginner
  • Beginner 6 Lessons 1 hr 32 min

  • $2000

Technique 5 – 5 Stroke Roll Through 10 Stroke Roll on Pad and Set

In this course, we will be attacking the first group of roll rudiments on both the snare drum and the drum set.  We will use a variety of motion and exercises to achieve a good sound quality for each one.

  • $2000

    6 Lessons 1 hr 32 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 8 Lessons 1 hr 7 min

  • $2000

Technique 6 – Flams and Drags

Our flam technique will involve the use of compound motions with each hand in tandem.  We learn the fundamental flam and drag rudiments and how they apply both to snare drum and drum set.

  • $2000

    8 Lessons 1 hr 7 min

Intermediate
  • Intermediate 10 Lessons 2 hr 0 min

  • $2000

Technique 7 – Single, Double, and Triple Paradiddles on the Pad and Set

The paradiddle rudiments are some of the most versatile and useful rudiments that you will ever learn.  In this course, we apply everything we've learned in the previous 6 courses to 4 different paradiddle rudiments.  We will practice them both on the snare drum and on drum set.

  • $2000

    10 Lessons 2 hr 0 min

Beginner
  • Beginner 6 Lessons 1 hr 7 min

  • $2000

Technique 3 – Preparing to play Rudiments

Using the Basic Body Motions of T-1 and Outside Release Motion of T-2, You will now apply them to Single Strokes leading to the Double Stroke Roll. There are a lot of lessons on playing Rudiments but making them sound musical takes practice, and these lessons will give you the foundation to play fast, relaxed and get the most out of your practice.

  • $2000

    6 Lessons 1 hr 7 min

Beginner
  • Beginner 15 Lessons 2 hr 5 min

  • $2000

Technique 2 – The Outside Release™ Motion

The outside release, often called the 'Moeller Method' is the foundation of your technique and independence. These lessons will prepare you to learn the rudiments and apply the motion to your everyday playing.

  • $2000

    15 Lessons 2 hr 5 min