Drum Set and Snare




Following world tours with pop artist Gino Vannelli (1976–77) and jazz violinist Jean-Luc Ponty (1978–80) Casey worked in the Los Angeles studio scene for the ensuing 13 years.During this time he recorded and performed with many of the top names in the music industry including: Chaka Khan, Melissa Manchester, Andy Gibbs, Dusty Springfield, Robben Ford, Walter Afanasieff (producer to Whitney Houston, Kenny G, Michael Bolton), Ben Vereen, Suzanne Summers, Russell Ferante, John Scofield, Patrice Rushen, Jimmy Haslip, Gary Willis, [[Scott Henderson]], Bob Sheppard, Jeff Richman, Mason Daring, Abe Laboriel, Nathan East, Steve Khan, Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Arif Mardin, Kitaro, Larry Klien, Louis Conte, Pedro Aznar, Charly Garcia, and Brenda Russell. Also became an instructor at P.I.T. and Berklee College of Music.

Or just see this… http://www.caseyscheuerell.com/performance–recording.html


Woody Herman,  Cy Touff, Michael Cuscuna, Nat Pierce, Leroy Vinnegar,  Jack Nimitz,  Carmen McRae,  John Howell,  Roy Harte,  Dick Hafer,  Al Porcino,  Al Cohn,  Dick Collins, Art Pepper, Shelly Mane, Jazz Instructor at Musicians Institute


Three of Chuck’s books, Practical Applications 1, 2 and 3, have been named to Modern Drummer’s (United States) all time best drum books. Chuck’s educational video, also titled Practical Applications, outlines some of Chuck’s teaching and playing methods. The video has been reviewed by music magazines internationally and is in demand all around the world.

Chuck has written or been featured in many magazines worldwide including Talking Drums magazine, Modern Drummer, Slagwerkkrant (The Netherlands), Rhythm (UK), Batteur (France), Drums and Percussion (Germany), Sticks (Germany) and Percussioni (Italy).


Chick Corea/ Simon & Garfunkel/ Robert Plant/ George Benson are some of my favorites. And then there’s all this… http://www.daveweckl.com/bio.htm


Drummings Global Ambassador! Author of “Drum Set Duets”/ Master Teacher/ Clinician.


A versatile performer, Efrain plays every style from rock & roll to classical. He has played on many film and television scores, commercial jingles, as well as performing and recording with such diverse artists as Stan Getz, George Benson, Los Lobos, Chicago, Kiss, Placido Domingo, John Klemmer and many others. His main argument is that the Western form of musical notation of rhythm is a misunderstanding of the nature of music; he believes that western music’s use of fixed spaces between notes does not allow for the true perception of music as frequency. Toro states that rhythm is a natural element of the universe that is a priori, existing in the very first moments of the birth of the universe, and manifesting as pulses that we hear as beats up to frequencies that we perceive as light and beyond. He posits that the overtone scale is the blue print for the natural order of rhythmic progression: the first beat being the tonic, followed by the upbeat which is the octave, followed by a triplet which is the fifth, and so on until all rhythmic equivalents of the harmonic progression are included in that order. Cultural style of groove is thus based on the way that these relationships are perceived.


Al Green, Paul Jackson Jr., Verdine White (of Earth, Wind & Fire), Norman Brown, Andre Crouch, The O’Neal Twins, The Emotions John Barnes, Peaches & Herb, Gene Chandler, GQ, Taste of Honey, Tremaine Hawkins, Hugh Masekela, Deniece Williams.


A teacher at MI since 1981. Besides having years of extensive hands-on teaching experience, he is also the author of The Encyclopedia of Reading Rhythms (MI Press/Hal Leonard).


Glen “Papa” Wright is a professional musician and puppeteer. For 23 years he taught percussion at the St. Louis Conservatory and Schools for the Arts (CASA) in St. Louis, MO. He received the Progressive Youth Connection’s 2006 World of Children Award for his work with children through Young Audiences of St. Louis. Using various percussion instruments, “Papa” provides rhythms and sound effects with Tales Told The “Wright” Way, a storytelling duo with his wife, Jackie. They are recipients of St. Louis Magazine’s 2007 A-List Awards for Best Story Time. “Papa” and Jackie received the 2005 Pillar Award given by the Intercommunity Housing Association for dedication to serving the poor of St. Louis, Mo.


Chapin did not begin playing the drums until he was 18 years old, after being inspired by legendary drummer Gene Krupa. Chapin was a student of Ben Silver and Sanford A. Moeller, renowned rudimentalist, who popularized the Moeller method, and within two years he was playing opposite Krupa at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York. In the early 1940s, Chapin began working on a drum instruction book that was eventually published in 1948 as “Advanced Techniques for the Modern Drummer, Volume I, Coordinated Independence as Applied to Jazz and Be-Bop.” This book has been known as “the definitive study on coordinated independence” for jazz drummers.


Joey Heredia is a remarkable drummer who blends a multitude of styles, timing, and unbelievable skill to achieve a unique level of playing making him one of the best in the business. His credits include luminaries like Stevie Wonder, Sheila E, Sergio Mendez, Herb Alpert, Tania Maria, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale, and Dianne Reeves.


Along with fellow music educator and drummer, Ralph Humphrey, Joe was one of the founders of the Los Angeles Music Academy (LAMA) located in Pasadena, California.

Porcaro has recorded with Pink Floyd, Stan Getz, Gerry Mulligan, Freddie Hubbard, Don Ellis, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughn, Natalie Cole, The Monkees, Gladys Knight and Madonna. He has also done film score work, including with James Newton Howard, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Danny Elfman, John Frizzell and his son Steve.


Avril Lavigne/ Santana/ Iggy Pop/ John Cougar/ Melissa Etheridge Garth Brooks/ Travis Tritt/ Alice Cooper/ Jon Bon Jovi/ Tony Iommi/ Willie Nelson, and like a million others.


Everly Brothers/ Elvis Presley/ Steve Perry/ Journey/ Motown and Nashville Studio Great.


Benny Goodman/ Tommy Dorsey/ Count Basie/ The Tonight Show (played on over 5,000 of them!).


My “main” drum set teacher as a teenager. The guy who helped me get rid of my bad habits and straightened out my technique.  Hard to say enough about what he did for me as a player.


One of Los Angeles’ most demanded studio drummers, recording for TV, motion pictures, albums and jingles. His most recent projects include Dancing with the Stars, American Idol, Charmed, Piglet’s Big Movie, Star Trek Enterprise, The Simpsons, ABC 50th Anniversary Special, Far From Heaven, Coca-Cola, and Ping golf clubs. His past touring and recording experience includes the Don Ellis Big Band, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Akiyoshi-Tabackin Big Band, Al Jarreau, Manhattan Transfer, Seals and Crofts and Free Flight. Wayne Shorter, Tom Rainer, Mike Miller, Jeff Richman, The Outsidemen, and Babaghanoush. Ralph is the author of the drum book Even in the Odds and contributes occasional articles to Modern Drummer Magazine.


Recognized as one of today’s finest rudimental performers. His snare drum talents have won him more than 30 competition awards, including three World Snare Drum Championships. He is a highly regarded educator, performer and clinician, and through his disciplined and aesthetic approach to music he has perfected many new and enlightening rudimental techniques. Carson is also the co-inventor of Remo’s Power Stroke and Falam Drum Head and designer of the DC10 ProMark Drumstick.


Dixie Dregs/ Steve Morse/ Winger/ Author/ Educator for Berklee College of Music, Hal Leonard, and Guitar Center.


Benny Goodman/ Woody Herman/ Merv Griffin Show/ The Tonight Show/ NBC Orchestra/ Teacher/ Author/ Clinician/ Innovator for Aquarian Drumheads and Accessories.   


As a classical percussionist, Houghton has performed with the Boston, and Philadelphia Pops orchestras, as well as the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. He frequently appears as a soloist with numerous orchestras and wind ensembles throughout the world.

As an internationally renowned jazz drummer, percussionist, clinician, author, and educator, Steve Houghton initially received acclaim at age twenty as the drummer with Woody Herman’s Young Thundering Herd. Since then he has shared stage and studio with luminaries Gary Burton, Clay Jenkins, Shelly Berg, Toots Thielemans, Christian McBride, Toshiko Akiyoshi, Freddie Hubbard, Lyle Mays, Billy Childs, Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee, Pat LaBarbara, Arturo Sandoval, Joe Henderson, Karrin Allyson and Maureen McGovern.


Journey/ Vital Information/ Steps Ahead/ Bryan Adams/ Mariah Carey/ Y&T/ Tony MacAlpine/ Dweezil Zappa/ Stu Hamm/ Frank Gambale.


At age 19 he began formal studies at the Musicians¹ Institute in Los Angeles. After graduation, Mr. Panos began a teaching position with MI that continues to the present, while, at the same time he performed on jingles, movies, session work, and as the house drummer for TV shows such as “The Dennis Miller Show” and “The Roseanne Show.” Mr. Panos has played or recorded with Dweezil Zappa, Sting, Steven Stills, Paul Rodgers, Mike Landau, Robben Ford, Toy Matinee with Fields, Jude Cole, Mike Keneally, John Goodsall, Steve Vai, Mark Hart, Peter Himmelman, Andy Summers, Robben Ford Band, Cliff Richard, Vonda Sheppard, Boozo Chavis, Hazy Jane, Mel Torme – and Eric Burdon. Toss Panos is also the owner of Tossimos Recording Studio.