Drum Set History

The modern day drum set is a uniquely American instrument with influences from around the world. The fascinating history of this instrument began just over 100 years ago and its popularity has exploded since its initial inception. I have carefully studied the intricacies and evolution of the drum set from it's origins in New Orleans including the music and the players that shaped the art of drumming. This one hour session which includes both recorded and live musical examples debuted at Vanderbilt University and is available for groups upon request.