John Ramsay
Professor and former Percussion Dept. Chair at Berklee College of Music
John Ramsay is famously know as former head of percussion at The Berklee College Of Music. As an educator, John has also written two books, Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers and The Drummer's Vocabulary as Taught by Alan Dawson, published by Warner Brothers.  His Performances include Art Blakey, Gregory Hines, Wynton Marsalis, James Williams, Wallace Roney, James Moody, and many others. He has also recorded with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, Andy McGhee, Kenny Barron, and Cecil McBee.



Lessons for Purchase

Artist Tracks

Advanced
  • Advanced 3 Courses 13 Lessons

  • $5900

Berklee Drum Set Audition Track

John discusses Alan Dawson's 8 triplet ways of playing through Ted Reed's 'Syncopation' book.

  • $5900

    3 Courses 13 Lessons 3 hr 21 min

Artist Courses

Advanced
  • Advanced 3 Lessons 40 min

  • $1800

The Rudimental Ritual

John discusses Alan Dawson's 8 triplet ways of playing through Ted Reed's 'Syncopation' book.

  • $1800

    3 Lessons 40 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 3 Lessons 1 hr 3 min

  • $1800

The Jazz Ride Cymbal

John discusses Alan Dawson's 8 triplet ways of playing through Ted Reed's 'Syncopation' book.

  • $1800

    3 Lessons 1 hr 3 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 7 Lessons 1 hr 38 min

  • $4200

Audition Basics

John discusses Alan Dawson's 8 triplet ways of playing through Ted Reed's 'Syncopation' book.

  • $4200

    7 Lessons 1 hr 38 min

Advanced
  • Advanced 0 Lessons

  • Free

Complete Course for Berklee Drum Set Audition

John discusses Alan Dawson's 8 triplet ways of playing through Ted Reed's 'Syncopation' book.

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