With today’s infinite sources of information on the web, it’s straightforward to get overwhelmed as to what and how to practice. The Drumming Vault aims to solve this problem by providing laser-focused mini-lessons on the most important must-know aspects of drumming (what to practice) and play-along exercises to make students practice efficiently (how to practice).
The Drumming Vault has a library of more than +200 and growing lessons covering everything from how to set up your Drumset to complex stickings and techniques. They prioritize efficiency by offering the minimum amount of information needed for each sub-category, making it easier to digest and understand. The Drumming Vault believes the minimum amount of material, with the maximum amount of practice, is the most efficient way to learn a new skill.
Drum Lessons Structure
Drum Set Basics (7 Lessons). Things that everyone should know when they start playing
Drum Dictionary (17 Lessons). A collection of original phrases and licks, expressed & explained note for note on the drumset
Warm Ups & Hand Techniques (4 Lessons). Practice real-time to build speed, control & endurance
Groove & Fatbacks (21 Lessons). Must-know grooves & vital core exercise for every drummer
Groupings in Triplets (5 Lessons). Expand your vocabulary in triplets by grouping them in 4,5 and 7 note phrases and using different arrangements
Groupings in 16ths (6 Lessons). Expand your vocabulary in Sixteenth notes by grouping them in 3, 5 and 7 note phrases and using different arrangements
Vocabulary & Chops (5 Lessons). Build a long and strong vocabulary, strengthen your kit mobility and improvize effortlessly around the Kit
Coordination (12 Lessons). Most well-known & widely-used drum fills
Drum Fills (7 Lessons). Improve your own drum fill ideas
Moeller Technique (11 Lessons). Right motions in order to approach your drums effortlessly & produce a big and full sound
Time Keeping (5 Lessons). A series of inventive Metronome exercises to improve time & inner clock
What You'll Get
- 200+ courses added every week
- Currently 12 hours of course content
- Lessons for all levels of skills: beginner to advanced
- Play along practice sessions
Kal Drako is a Session/Touring Drummer and educator, originally from Athens, Greece. He is a LACM (Los Angeles College of Music) graduate and resided in Los Angeles from 2004-2010, where he toured and recorded locally and nationally with the likes of Regie Dozier, Phillip Giffin, Mike Tucci, Philip Bynoe, Mike Miller, Noush Skaugen, Diego Langtry, Antonio Pontarelli, Amberside and Viva la Union among others.
He can be heard in various jingles and music for film and TV, including the NBC sitcom “Brothers and Sister” (2006) and American Idol. He has also toured and/or recorded with many household names in Greece and Cyprus such as Dionisis Savopoulos, Michalis Xatzigiannis, Panos Mouzourakis, Lavrentis Machairitsas, Anna Vissi, Helena Paparizou, Christos Thivaios, Thanos Mikroutsikos, Stavros Lantsias, and George Kontrafouris to name a few. He currently teaches at LAB music education Athens and is department head of Professional Program Drums.
He taught at LAB DRUM CAMP 2016 alongside Virgil Donati, Gergo Borlai, George Kollias, and Ralph Gottlieb and remains an active clinician and educator. He has released 3 albums as a singer/songwriter: “Minimal”, “There.is.no.destination” and “His. Loyal. Darkness”. He is endorsed by Meinl Cymbals, Gretsch Drums, and Vic Firth drumsticks.