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Stanton Moore Drum Academy

I’m very excited to present my new on line drum academy.
Subscribers will have streaming access to a thorough curriculum that will be consistently augmented with new lessons and material.

I’m envisioning this site to become an online community where drummers can come to learn from me and from each other.


What you get with your subscription...

Fresh Approach to Drumset video lessons:
34 video lessons from Fresh Approach to Drumset (almost 9 hours of lessons) will be available for streaming. This program starts at the beginner level and proceeds step by step though beginner and intermediate levels into advanced topics. Working through this video lesson series will provide students with a solid foundation that they can carry in any direction they want.

New Academy Lessons:
To start, I’ll be posting two new lessons twice each month. Upcoming lesson topics will include buzz roll development, rudiment application (drags, ruffs, flams, paradiddle variations, paradiddle-diddles, the blushda) fill development, brushes, new grooves and tons more.

Discounts on all educational materials:
You’ll be able to order Groove Alchemy and Take it to the Street books and DVDs as well as Fresh Approach books at a discount you won’t find anywhere else.

Live on-line chats:
Each month, I’ll determine a date and time for a live chat where subscribers will be able to submit questions on a first come first answered basis to be answered by me in real time.

On line community:
Subscribers will be able to create profiles and interact with each other.

Video reviews:
Subscribers will be able to post videos of themselves to be reviewed by me and commented on by fellow subscribers. Constructive criticism will be encouraged and negative, destructive or profane comments will be monitored and will be strictly prohibited.

Beat of the month:
Subscribers will be able to submit 15 second clips of themselves playing one of their favorite beats. Each month, I’ll select one beat, post it and also post a video of me playing my version of the same beat.

Stanton Moore Drum Academy

FRESH APPROACH TO THE DRUM SET SAMPLE LESSONS

A Fresh Approach to the Drumset instructional content is the most comprehensive drum-set education program in the industry today. Together Mark Wessels and I have created a comprehensive video library of content that is geared for all drummers! The 34 video lessons included in this library of content are beneficial to every drummer from every level. These lessons start at the beginner level and progress through intermediate to advanced and will give any drummer a solid foundation that they can take in any direction they choose.

Tour of the Kit

Essential Skills

Practice Tips

Essential Skills

Tuning

Essential Skills

Lesson 01A: The Rebound Stroke

Snare Drum

Lesson 3D: Music Notation Basics

Notation

Lesson 22A: 16th Notes Grooves in 12:8

12:8 16th Notes

ACADEMY LESSONS SAMPLES

The Academy Lessons will be the new more advanced material that I will be posting twice a month. This is the material that I would be presenting in my next DVD, but I will be presenting it here exclusively to my SMDA community. The topics covered in the Academy Lessons will cover various topics that students have been asking me about over the years. In each Academy Lesson, I will also let you know which FA lessons cover the more basic fundamentals that you will need to develop to fully grasp the lesson at hand.

SMDA Lesson 1: Preview

Buzzrolls

SMDA Lesson 2: Preview

The Blushda

SMDA Lesson 3: Preview

Rudiments Around the Kit

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Lessons
Video Lessons

Lessons are categorized to appeal to beginner, intermediate and advanced drummers to satisfy all skill levels.

DRUM CLINICS
PREFERRED ACCESS TO EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

You’ll benefit from reserved seating at Stanton’s public clinics and discounts on private master classes.


PRIVATE INSTRUCTION

Book a lesson with a certified SMDA private instructor and even Stanton himself. Improve your skills with personal one-on-one or Skype lessons from Stanton Moore and other certified teachers of the Drum Academy. Private and Skype lesson are subject to availability based on gig and touring schedules. .

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Forum Topics

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Basic

$19 Per Month
  • Access to the complete library of Fresh Approach to Drumset Video Lessons
  • Member discounts
  • Interact with Stanton and other members
  • Interact with Stanton, and his Instructors
  • Access to submit your own beats to be posted as Beat of the Month

Annually

$149 Per Year
  • ** Everything in monthly membership **
  • plus...
  • SAVE 35%, nearly $80 off monthly rate
  • LIMITED INTRODUCTORY OFFER, DURING BETA

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How to use this site

The Fresh Approach to Drumset is designed to be a thorough curriculum that will provide any student with the fundamentals they need to embark on their individual drumming journey.

I want to encourage teachers to use this material to teach from as well. FA is presented in an organized manner that is designed to get the best results out of all students.

I want to encourage all subscribers to work through FA. If you are a beginner, this program was made for you. If you are at the intermediate or even advanced level I still encourage you to go through the Fresh Approach. The earlier material you can breeze through, but even I got to a few areas that challenged me in a way I didn’t expect. No matter what level you’re at, going through FA from start to finish with provide you with or refresh your foundation so you can head in any direction you choose.

The Academy Lessons will be the new more advanced material that I will be posting twice a month. This is the material that I would be presenting in my next DVD, but I will be presenting it here exclusively to my SMDA community. The topics covered in the Academy Lessons will cover various topics that students have been asking me about over the years. In each Academy Lesson, I will also let you know which FA lessons cover the more basic fundamentals that you will need to develop to fully grasp the lesson at hand.

Video Uploads. I want to encourage subscribers to post videos of themselves playing so I can comment and they can learn from my feedback. You’ll be able to choose if you want the rest of the community to see your posts as well. I encourage subscribers to post and comment on each others videos so we can all learn from each other.

Beat of the Month. Subscribers will be able to submit15 second clips of them playing their favorite beats. I’ll pick one each month and post my version of it on the site and in Social Medial as well. I’ll encourage subscribers to post their versions of the BOTM as well, again all learning from each other.

Live Chats. I’ll pick a date and time each month to be on live video chat with the SMDA community. Subscribers will be able to submit questions in the Forum and I will answer live and will be able to demonstrate things as well.

Forum. The SMDA community will be able to interact with each other and continue to learn from each other. There will be an “Ask Stanton” Thread where you’ll be able to post questions to me directly and I will answer back in the thread. I’ll be taking suggestions for future lessons in the Forum as well.

Profiles. Each subscriber will be able to create his or her own profile and will be able to interact with the rest of the SMDA community via the Forum, BOTM, Live Chat and Video Uploads of their own playing.