Along with Fresh Approach, this section adds to a video library of 286 lessons (and growing), which include my latest thoughts on how to improve your drumming. Here you’ll find how to improve your buzz rolls, apply rudiments around the kit in musical ways, fill development, brushes new grooves, and tons more.
Fresh Approach to Drumset
34 in-depth video lessons from the book Fresh Approach to Drumset are available for streaming. This video series takes you from beginner through intermediate levels and also covers advanced topics. Working through this video lesson series will provide you with a solid foundation you can carry in any direction you want.
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Beat of the Month
Subscribers can 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.
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What My Students Say
Stanton is the Captain Crunch Decoder Ring of New Orleans Drumming for drummers not from New Orleans. His deep knowledge of who, what, where, when, why and most of all the “how to” of New Orleans drumming comes through in everything he teaches.Jamie Northington - Drummer
I've been studying from Stanton's book for years. I've found them to be invaluable in increasing my knowledge and skills with regards to learning New Orleans influenced styles of funk, jazz, rock as well as, of course 2nd line rhythms.Mark Thies - Student
He's an encyclopedia of musical history, New Orleans and otherwise, and he brings that knowledge to bear in educating his students about drumming.Charlie San Miguel - Student
Stanton is not only a gifted drummer but a very gifted teacher as well. At the end of just three days with Stanton my drumming improved by 100%Fred - Student
Stanton’s Book with Mark Wessels “A Fresh Approach To The Drum Set” is my new “go to” all around drum set book for teaching...Very happy to say, I have attended all three of Stanton’s great SONO Drum Camps in New Orleans.David Clive - Drum and Percussion Instructor, Wagner College of NY
If you are a drummer, and you haven't spent time studying and shedding New Orleans drumming, stop what you doing and get on it cause you are missing the whole foundation. From some someone who has previously studied with Stanton in person, I am really excited that I can continue to learn from him through his new, online teaching program.Kevin McIntyre