CHAD WACKERMAN’S DRUM ROOM
ON DRUM CHANNEL
A first-call studio drummer and world-renowned educator, Chad Wackerman 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, Allan Holdsworth, Andy Summers. His course, the Murray Spivack Method, will give you the foundation for everything you will play. You will also increase your vocabulary and learn basic grooves.
- Step-by-step lessons Chad learned from the legendary Murray Spivack, whose students included David Garaboldi, Brooks Wackedman, Louie Bellson, Vinnie Colaiuta, and many more.
- Learn HOW to play! Chad’s course makes technique easy.
- Learn Wrist Stroke, Rebound, Flam, Closed Roll and Outside Release Motions – everything you need to know.
- Get access to the entire world of Drum Channel with 2,000+ lessons and 400 shows.
INSIDE THE DRUM ROOM
WHAT STUDENTS ARE SAYING
“For double digit years, I have been studying with Chad Wackerman. He always gives me new ideas. Sometimes I can express them right away. Sometimes they sneak into things I’m doing (or trying to do) years later. Chad comes from the Murray Spivack school just like I do. His classes have helped me reinforce the essentials. Other times, he has me adventure into creative waters that I would otherwise never explore. I highly recommend his classes for any drummer.”
“Chad Wackerman is one of the best drum instructors/mentors I have ever had. Taking lessons with him has completely changed my life and the way I play the drums. From learning about the Murray Spivack technique to constructing melodic cells, Chad has influenced and inspired me to create my own sound and style. Each lesson is a masterclass of drum concepts and musical ideas that take others years to master and understand. Whatever topic or concept that I need help with that day, Chad always offers a solution. I continue to be inspired daily by his playing, musicality, and passion towards playing the drums. It is truly a privilege to be studying with Chad Wackerman.”
“I have had the pleasure of having Chad Wackerman as my private teacher while studying at the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State Long Beach from 2018-2021. Whether in an online format or in-person, Chad has always shown great enthusiasm, kindness, and a large wealth of knowledge for any musical and personal questions I had. We spent a lot of time on hand technique, small group and big band straight-ahead jazz, modern jazz fusion styles, and talked at length about the early developments and challenges of his career. Chad had an elaborate microphone set up for his drum kit so I was able to do ‘takes’ over drumless tracks and learned about how to use a DAW properly, which proved invaluable during the COVID lockdown period and beyond into the modern day of music production. Chad Wackerman is a shining example of how it is to be a practical working musician and will happily guide any aspiring musician along the same path.”
WHAT MURRAY SPIVACK’S STUDENTS ARE SAYING