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Academy Lessons

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.


Create your own drumming profile on SMDA and discuss drumming with students worldwide. My students are teaching each other things all the time and there is a great positive community. There are new discussions being community generated in our forum on a daily basis.

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.

Monthly Chat

Join me each month for a live chat where subscribers submit questions and I answer them in real time.

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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.


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


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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$19 Per Month
  • Access to all current and future Academy and Fresh Approach Video Lessons
  • Ask Stanton and the community anything in the SMDA forum
  • Impromptu mini-lesson videos uploaded by Stanton
  • Ability to submit your own beats to Beat of the Month contest
  • Member discounts on gear, books, DVDs, and other merchandise
  • Bonus written and supplemental lessons
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