How It Works
A brief overview
34 in-depth video lessons from the book Fresh Approach to Drumset (9 hours of lessons!) 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.
What My Students Say
I've been a big fan of Stanton's playing ever since the first Galactic record back in the mid 90's. In any musical situation I've heard him play, Stanton plays with a deep soulful pocket drenched in the influences of the great groove drummers but also instantly recognizable as his own. It's very rare when a gifted musician is also a clear and inspiring teacher. The way Stanton is able to deconstruct legendary grooves from classic recordings is inspiring. The Stanton Moore Drum Academy is a continuation of his deep insight into the world of groove drumming and his great approach to teaching. Any drummer would love these lessons referencing the lineage, history and influence of the deep pocket players as well as Stanton's own style.Shawn Pelton - Professional Studio Drummer & Percussionist, SNL, Billy Joel, Elton John, Johnny Cash & many more...
Logging into the Stanton Moore Drum Academy is as close as you can get to taking a trip to New Orleans and hanging with Stanton himself as he walks you through literally hundreds of concepts that you can apply immediately to your drumming and musicianship. In addition to explaining and demonstrating advanced phrases and fills, Stanton breaks down the basics. If you want to know about the roots of U.S. Drumming all the way to to the future of drumset artistry, SMDA is the place to be!Steve Smith - Drummer
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