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Nowadays there's just so much to consider... Not only practicing, but video, writing, recording, and all the Social never seems to slow down... not to mention if you're learning another instrument besides. If you're on your own and no one is cooking for you, then what? 

I've got ya!

When my website went down last Thanksgiving (hosting server issue -time for a re-boot like it or not) 

I got to thinking all the things that go into being a drummer, and especially if you're working as a drummer... Or you're wanting to work as a drummer, or, have already moved to a bigger music market-- whaddya do? 

I may not be a drummer you've heard of... But, MUSIC has been good to me! 

I've been doing this thing for years and in different music markets. Even back in the day when besides teaching drum lessons all afternoon, I'd either stop for drums quick or go straight to set-up and find some way to take care of nutrition and rest hacks;  Allowing me to keep playing and run into the early morning. Usually 6-7 days a week. 

And although I'm 'not a big-name drummer', I have been fortunate to play with several guys that I used to read on the back of recordings (never thinking I'd meet them much less be on stages with them, and call many of them friends)... 

I've gotten to play all around the US. Europe, Canada, on a tour bus for most of four years, and thousands and thousands of stages from small to countless concert stages. 

We've played when happy, tired, sick, excited, heat-stroke, all of it... Crowds of 8 to 85,000 people, maybe beyond.

And I have acquired a lot can help anyone with less experience. Like, giving you hacks that are time and energy-savers. 

What to watch out for musically - Do you know there is proper jam-session etiquette? 

 How to 'read' your bandleader, or the person running the recording session, so you can be The Man! 

Health considerations when out gigging, on-the-run, cramming tunes.  Generally, tons of observations that I've learned the hard way... That you may want to steer away from... or not. 

And "Secrets" -that can save you countless hours. Some I picked up while taking lessons with some seriously "big-name drummers"... and many of the "secrets" through just hanging out, being in clubs among and experiencing world-class players at close range. 

 And also best practices from the privilege of getting to teach drummers of all ages and skill levels.  Helping some get to music programs, (a couple scholarships-yeah man).

Nowadays there's just so much to consider... Not only practicing, but video, writing, recording, and all the Social never seems to slow down... not to mention if you're learning another instrument besides. If you're on your own and no one is cooking for you, then what? 

I've got ya!

When my website went down last Thanksgiving (hosting server issue -time for a re-boot like it or not) 

I got to thinking all the things that go into being a drummer, and especially if you're working as a drummer... Or you're wanting to work as a drummer, or, have already moved to a bigger music market-- whaddya do? 

I may not be a drummer you've heard of... But, MUSIC has been good to me! 

I've been doing this thing for years and in different music markets. Even back in the day when besides teaching drum lessons all afternoon, I'd either stop for drums quick or go straight to set-up and find some way to take care of nutrition and rest hacks;  Allowing me to keep playing and run into the early morning. Usually 6-7 days a week. 

And although I'm 'not a big-name drummer', I have been fortunate to play with several guys that I used to read on the back of recordings (never thinking I'd meet them much less be on stages with them, and call many of them friends)... 

I've gotten to play all around the US. Europe, Canada, on a tour bus for most of four years, and thousands and thousands of stages from small to countless concert stages. 

We've played when happy, tired, sick, excited, heat-stroke, all of it... Crowds of 8 to 85,000 people, maybe beyond.

And I have acquired a lot can help anyone with less experience. Like, giving you hacks that are time and energy-savers. 

What to watch out for musically - Do you know there is proper jam-session etiquette? 

 How to 'read' your bandleader, or the person running the recording session, so you can be The Man! 

Health considerations when out gigging, on-the-run, cramming tunes.  Generally, tons of observations that I've learned the hard way... That you may want to steer away from... or not. 

And "Secrets" -that can save you countless hours. Some I picked up while taking lessons with some seriously "big-name drummers"... and many of the "secrets" through just hanging out, being in clubs among and experiencing world-class players at close range. 

 And also best practices from the privilege of getting to teach drummers of all ages and skill levels.  Helping some get to music programs, (a couple scholarships-yeah man).

Drums, Drumming, and Then What? 

Drums, Drumming, and Then What? 

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Nowadays there's just so much to consider... Not only practicing, but video, writing, recording, and all the Social never seems to slow down... not to mention if you're learning another instrument besides. If you're on your own and no one is cooking for you, then what? 

I've got ya!

When my website went down last Thanksgiving (hosting server issue -time for a re-boot like it or not) 

I got to thinking all the things that go into being a drummer, and especially if you're working as a drummer... Or you're wanting to work as a drummer, or, have already moved to a bigger music market-- whaddya do? 

I may not be a drummer you've heard of... But, MUSIC has been good to me! 

I've been doing this thing for years and in different music markets. Even back in the day when besides teaching drum lessons all afternoon, I'd either stop for drums quick or go straight to set-up and find some way to take care of nutrition and rest hacks;  Allowing me to keep playing and run into the early morning. Usually 6-7 days a week. 

And although I'm 'not a big-name drummer', I have been fortunate to play with several guys that I used to read on the back of recordings (never thinking I'd meet them much less be on stages with them, and call many of them friends)... 

I've gotten to play all around the US. Europe, Canada, on a tour bus for most of four years, and thousands and thousands of stages from small to countless concert stages. 

We've played when happy, tired, sick, excited, heat-stroke, all of it... Crowds of 8 to 85,000 people, maybe beyond.

And I have acquired a lot can help anyone with less experience. Like, giving you hacks that are time and energy-savers. 

What to watch out for musically - Do you know there is proper jam-session etiquette? 

 How to 'read' your bandleader, or the person running the recording session, so you can be The Man! 

Health considerations when out gigging, on-the-run, cramming tunes.  Generally, tons of observations that I've learned the hard way... That you may want to steer away from... or not. 

And "Secrets" -that can save you countless hours. Some I picked up while taking lessons with some seriously "big-name drummers"... and many of the "secrets" through just hanging out, being in clubs among and experiencing world-class players at close range. 

 And also best practices from the privilege of getting to teach drummers of all ages and skill levels.  Helping some get to music programs, and even a couple scholarships on their talent.

Nowadays there's just so much to consider... Not only practicing, but video, writing, recording, and all the Social never seems to slow down... not to mention if you're learning another instrument besides. If you're on your own and no one is cooking for you, then what? 

I've got ya!

When my website went down last Thanksgiving (hosting server issue -time for a re-boot like it or not) 

I got to thinking all the things that go into being a drummer, and especially if you're working as a drummer... Or you're wanting to work as a drummer, or, have already moved to a bigger music market-- whaddya do? 

I may not be a drummer you've heard of... But, MUSIC has been good to me! 

I've been doing this thing for years and in different music markets. Even back in the day when besides teaching drum lessons all afternoon, I'd either stop for drums quick or go straight to set-up and find some way to take care of nutrition and rest hacks;  Allowing me to keep playing and run into the early morning. Usually 6-7 days a week. 

And although I'm 'not a big-name drummer', I have been fortunate to play with several guys that I used to read on the back of recordings (never thinking I'd meet them much less be on stages with them, and call many of them friends)... 

I've gotten to play all around the US. Europe, Canada, on a tour bus for most of four years, and thousands and thousands of stages from small to countless concert stages. 

We've played when happy, tired, sick, excited, heat-stroke, all of it... Crowds of 8 to 85,000 people, maybe beyond.

And I have acquired a lot can help anyone with less experience. Like, giving you hacks that are time and energy-savers. 

What to watch out for musically - Do you know there is proper jam-session etiquette? 

 How to 'read' your bandleader, or the person running the recording session, so you can be The Man! 

Health considerations when out gigging, on-the-run, cramming tunes.  Generally, tons of observations that I've learned the hard way... That you may want to steer away from... or not. 

And "Secrets" -that can save you countless hours. Some I picked up while taking lessons with some seriously "big-name drummers"... and many of the "secrets" through just hanging out, being in clubs among and experiencing world-class players at close range. 

 And also best practices from the privilege of getting to teach drummers of all ages and skill levels.  Helping some get to music programs, and even a couple scholarships on their talent.

Drums, Drumming, and What's For Dinner? 

Drums, Drumming, and What's For Dinner? 

BIOGRAPHY

A very versatile, classically-trained jazz drummer, percussionist, teacher, and author, has played around the U.S. and Europe, Canada and recording studios serving all kinds of music styles and situations for over twenty-five years.

 

Born in Northern WI, near St.Paul MN.; His folks (his father the Jr. High band director), encouraged Perry and supplied his first records, lessons, and actual drumsticks… Well, maybe they came from Dad’s band room, but he had them at about three years old …playing on pots and pans - and eventually using coffee cans as toms, to play along with the “Hawaii 5-O” opening theme. At 6, starting piano lessons, switching to Upright bass in 5th grade, -to ultimately try out for a chair in the percussion section, which has continued to be his path, that many musicians and bandleaders seem to appreciate. 

  Perry Senn has been working and touring as a sideman with some of the most respected names in the music business since starting his career. 

A name a few; 

 The legendary Chuck Berry- (Godfather of Rock& Roll - who wrote “Johnny B Goode”, “Roll Over Beethoven” etc.)  

 

Alex Ligertwood- (Lead vocalist for SANTANA for 12 albums); 

 

Jack Sheldon- (Renowned Jazz trumpeter, Bandleader,  Actor, -on TV & Film);

 

David Garfield- (George Benson-musical director).

 

Rob Chiarelli- (Two Time Grammy Winning Mix-engineer and  producer) 

 

- *AND Many OTHER Great wonderful musicians as well as great people… 

With a Jazz Degree in Performance from renowned Jazz School- (William Paterson University- New Jersey) 

and Literally hundreds of thousands of gigs, experienced at playing the smallest to largest major concert stages in front of as many as 85,000-100,000 people at one time… 

“Easy to work with” and On-TIme as well as having honed excellent sight-reading abilities, He’s fully adept on drum set and hand percussion, making him the perfect call for recording dates, Big Bands, or musicals, and an all-around top call musician.

  Senn’s vast and varied performing experience, and listening skills brings a musical drummer to any musical situation; 

This combination of having experience in both performing and teaching is incredibly valuable to every new student. 

 Having taught thousands of drum lesson to hundreds of students for over Twenty-Five years, teaching is also a very rewarding passion of Perry’s. 

-—His Goal in teaching: I help students find their own unique Gift! 

By starting with, and quickly developing essential skills, that then allow them to play music they want to play -and from there, we dive into more detail and advanced Fills, Skills and Concepts towards mastery of the instrument and their OWN Sound!.

“Truthfully”… “The better my students sound - the more FUN they have and they FEEL better about themselves for their accomplishments… and for being part of that, I am blessed.  

 

"It's also a very exciting time when I get to help students prepare and win auditions for entrance to colleges, and scholarships".

 His easy-going teaching method, focusing on Great sounding drumming with Feel; with a dash of flash on top.   

 

Perry has developed and written (using his practice journals, and lesson notes), the first in a series of Drum Method books..."not because we need more books- but because I felt we needed the RIGHT Methods, Books, Courses- for students to be able to absorb quickly and make progress quickly; 

 

“Drum Control” Volume 1- the Beginning Drummer’s Battle-plan. (FULL “Course” Play-along with Digital copy and “Hard-copy versions available now.

 The time from 1999 to 2012; when he made LA his home, was invaluable in career chances, challenges, growth, camaraderie, and shear inspiration. Always striving to improve his level of musicianship and drumming.

 Perry sought out and has taken ADDITIONAL STUDY WITH THESE NAME DRUMMERS even throughout his professional career: 

 Peter Erskine,  Jeff Hamilton,  Joe LaBarbara,  Bernie Dresel,  Greg Bissonette,  Rufus Reid

 Ari Hoenig,  Michael Carvin,  Steve Bagby,  Dave Samuels-(Vibraphone), Dom Moio,  Danny Tomlinson,  Kenny Aronoff,  and  Ricky Lawson. 

 Touring most of four years on the road, playing International Tours; [France, Switzerland, Sweden; Spain, & Norwegian Blues Festivals, etc.] & across the U.S. several times  - along with World Movie Premiere of “Cars”, Disney Land, Disney World, FLA., House of Blues, Las Vegas-Mandalay Bay, & more; Fourth of July, to 100,000 people; BottleRock Festival -Napa, CA. *Country Thunder, etc.

 

Finally; His philosophy, that a positive attitude and healthy spirit makes anything possible… So, Dare to Dream, and DO IT! 

 

I continue to Support Talent (whether it's my student's or a writer or bands'), and to help bring Your vision and Dreams to fruition.

 

Keep Groovin'

BIOGRAPHY

A very versatile, classically-trained jazz drummer, percussionist, teacher, and author, has played around the U.S. and Europe, Canada and recording studios serving all kinds of music styles and situations for over twenty-five years.

 

Born in Northern WI, near St.Paul MN.; His folks (his father the Jr. High band director), encouraged Perry and supplied his first records, lessons, and actual drumsticks… Well, maybe they came from Dad’s band room, but he had them at about three years old …playing on pots and pans - and eventually using coffee cans as toms, to play along with the “Hawaii 5-O” opening theme. At 6, starting piano lessons, switching to Upright bass in 5th grade, -to ultimately try out for a chair in the percussion section, which has continued to be his path, that many musicians and bandleaders seem to appreciate. 

  Perry Senn has been working and touring as a sideman with some of the most respected names in the music business since starting his career. 

A name a few; 

 The legendary Chuck Berry- (Godfather of Rock& Roll - who wrote “Johnny B Goode”, “Roll Over Beethoven” etc.)  

 

Alex Ligertwood- (Lead vocalist for SANTANA for 12 albums); 

 

Jack Sheldon- (Renowned Jazz trumpeter, Bandleader,  Actor, -on TV & Film);

 

David Garfield- (George Benson-musical director).

 

Rob Chiarelli- (Two Time Grammy Winning Mix-engineer and  producer) 

 

- *AND Many OTHER Great wonderful musicians as well as great people… 

With a Jazz Degree in Performance from renowned Jazz School- (William Paterson University- New Jersey) 

and Literally hundreds of thousands of gigs, experienced at playing the smallest to largest major concert stages in front of as many as 85,000-100,000 people at one time… 

“Easy to work with” and On-TIme as well as having honed excellent sight-reading abilities, He’s fully adept on drum set and hand percussion, making him the perfect call for recording dates, Big Bands, or musicals, and an all-around top call musician.

  Senn’s vast and varied performing experience, and listening skills brings a musical drummer to any musical situation; 

This combination of having experience in both performing and teaching is incredibly valuable to every new student. 

 Having taught thousands of drum lesson to hundreds of students for over Twenty-Five years, teaching is also a very rewarding passion of Perry’s. 

-—His Goal in teaching: I help students find their own unique Gift! 

By starting with, and quickly developing essential skills, that then allow them to play music they want to play -and from there, we dive into more detail and advanced Fills, Skills and Concepts towards mastery of the instrument and their OWN Sound!.

“Truthfully”… “The better my students sound - the more FUN they have and they FEEL better about themselves for their accomplishments… and for being part of that, I am blessed.  

 

"It's also a very exciting time when I get to help students prepare and win auditions for entrance to colleges, and scholarships".

 His easy-going teaching method, focusing on Great sounding drumming with Feel; with a dash of flash on top.   

 

Perry has developed and written (using his practice journals, and lesson notes), the first in a series of Drum Method books..."not because we need more books- but because I felt we needed the RIGHT Methods, Books, Courses- for students to be able to absorb quickly and make progress quickly; 

 

“Drum Control” Volume 1- the Beginning Drummer’s Battle-plan. (FULL “Course” Play-along with Digital copy and “Hard-copy versions available now.

 The time from 1999 to 2012; when he made LA his home, was invaluable in career chances, challenges, growth, camaraderie, and shear inspiration. Always striving to improve his level of musicianship and drumming.

 Perry sought out and has taken ADDITIONAL STUDY WITH THESE NAME DRUMMERS even throughout his professional career: 

 Peter Erskine,  Jeff Hamilton,  Joe LaBarbara,  Bernie Dresel,  Greg Bissonette,  Rufus Reid

 Ari Hoenig,  Michael Carvin,  Steve Bagby,  Dave Samuels-(Vibraphone), Dom Moio,  Danny Tomlinson,  Kenny Aronoff,  and  Ricky Lawson. 

 Touring most of four years on the road, playing International Tours; [France, Switzerland, Sweden; Spain, & Norwegian Blues Festivals, etc.] & across the U.S. several times  - along with World Movie Premiere of “Cars”, Disney Land, Disney World, FLA., House of Blues, Las Vegas-Mandalay Bay, & more; Fourth of July, to 100,000 people; BottleRock Festival -Napa, CA. *Country Thunder, etc.

 

Finally; His philosophy, that a positive attitude and healthy spirit makes anything possible… So, Dare to Dream, and DO IT! 

 

I continue to Support Talent (whether it's my student's or a writer or bands'), and to help bring Your vision and Dreams to fruition.

 

Keep Groovin'

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