Joe McCarthy to Teach Intensive Drum Set Workshop

Saturday, January 4 & Sunday, January 5
10:00 am – 4:00 pm | $125


Latin Grammy Award-Winning Drummer Joe McCarthy presents his Intensive Drum Set Workshop. Spend two days in a comfortable and intimate setting, working side-by-side with one of today’s foremost drum set educators. Among other topics, the class will cover:

  • Technique and how it applies musically to the drum set
  • How, what, and why to practice
  • Duple- and triple-based grooves
  • and their phrasing possibilities (time/soloing)
  • Chart reading/Ensemble playing
  • Time/Groove and Concentration exercises
  • Stylistic coordination

And much more…

  • Handouts will be provided.
  • Class size limited to 10 participants
  • Participants will need to bring a basic drum set consisting of a kick, snare, rack tom, hi-hat, and ride cymbal.

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Drum Lessons with Joe McCarthy

Latin Grammy Award Winning Drummer Joe McCarthy is now accepting a limited number of drum set students. Joe teaches all styles and levels of ability. His diverse career has taken him from Bebop, Afro-Cuban, Big Band, Pop/Funk, Theater and beyond 

Take advantage of this opportunity to study with a world-class drum set artist and educator!

  • Develop different styles and feels
  • Chart reading
  • Coordination
  • Drum set technique
  • Improvisation and listening

Joe has tremendous experience in a variety of settings: 

  • Leader/Drummer of The Latin Grammy Award Winning New York Afro Bop Alliance Big Band
  • 20 years with The United States Naval Academy Band as Principal Percussionist and Chief in Charge/Drummer of the USNA Big Band
  • Former collegiate Music Professor at Georgetown and George Mason University
  • Sponsored Clinician for Yamaha, Zildian, Lp, Rmo and Vic Firth (featuring Joe’s signature stick in the MJC Series)
  • Published by Alfred Music
  • Touring Musician and Recording Artist
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