When I am not on tour or traveling doing clinics, I teach in Santa Clarita, CA, from my home. I teach drumset and/or percussion. Please go to my Contact page and let me know what you would like to work on. I know I can help you achieve what you are looking for in drumming. If it can be arranged I can come to your home/studio (additional fee applies). I look forward to meeting you!
Percussion instruments have been around all over the world since 6000 BC. The first drum sets were put together in the late 1800s sometime after the invention of the bass drum pedal. This invention made it possible for one person to play several percussion instruments (snare drum, bass drum, toms, and cymbals) at one time. The drum set developed as it was used to accompany jazz musicians in New Orleans during the 1920s. Since that time the drums have served as the driving force behind such music as jazz, blues, R&B, rock, and modern pop music. Drum and percussion lessons gives students a chance to learn the foundations of rhythm and its application to music. We can cover any style of music you want to get into.
Wally's Lessons & Clinics
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Drum clinic in Jakarta, Indonesia, "Explorations in Rhythm" with Steve Thorton and Dwiki Dharmawan, 2008.
Teaching at KOSA Academy.
Teaching a young Austrian drummer of the future.
Conducting a masterclass.
At Valley Day of Percussion, Brownsville, Texas, a clinic with my father and brother.
Performing a drum/percussion clinic at PASIC 2009 with the great Giovanni Hidalgo.
Teaching a master class at KOSA Academy, Montreal,Canada.
Teaching a young future drummer in Dalian, China.
Giving a clinic/concert in Kunming, China, 2005.
Giving a private drum lesson to a young student at The Drum Lab, Laguna Hills, CA.
Giving a masterclass in Dalian, China, in 2005.
Giving a drumset clinic in Taiwan.
Receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award from KOSA Academy for "enormous contribution to world rhythms on drumset performance and education.”