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drum world Hall of Fame

These are some of the drummers of note who have made drum world what it is today. 
Tony Williams 
(Miles Davis)

What can we say except that
we were fortunate enough to 
have the legendary drummer 
as an instructor. 
David Girabaldi
 (Tower of Power)

This revered Bay Area drummer passed on his vast knowledge to many students during his time at Drum World.


Jason Gianni 
(Drummers Collective, Author)

Jason is now a full time faculty member of the Drummers Collective in New York City. 
He also co-authored the Drummers Bible.

Jim Riley, Sept. 12th 2012
Rich Redmond, Sept. 28th 2012
Denny Seiwell, Oct. 21st 2012
Jules Radino (Blue Oyster Cult)Billy Cobham (Mahavishnu Orchestra, Miles Davis)

Stanton Moore (New Orleans funk, Galactic)

Matt Halpern (Periphery)Hal Blaine (studio legend)

Clayton Cameron (Tony Bennett, brushes extroidonaire) 

Denny Seiwell, (Paul McCartney & Wings, Jazz and studio), 

Rich Redmond (Jason Aldean)

Jeff Hamilton (Jeff hamilton Trio, Diana Krall)

Peter Magadini (Diana Ross, Jazz & Polyrhythm Legend and Author), 

Jim Riley (Rascal Flatts)

Chuck McPherson (New York brush master)

Colin Bailey (Vince Guaraldi Trio, Frank Sinatra, The Tonight Show)

Chalo Eduardo (Sergio Mendes, Samba Nova, Mickey Hart) 

Jorge Bermudez (Santana, Gypsy Kings, Pete Escovedo, Ann Margaret)

Wally Reyes, Jr. (Lindsey Buckingham, Steve Winwood, Santana, Chicago)

Walfredo Reyes, Sr. (World Percussionist)

Louie Bellson, legendary drummer, composer, author (Duke Ellington, Count Basie) 

Rick Latham (Juice Newton, B.B. King, Edgar Winter and Funk Studies author) 

Duane Norman (Crystal Gayle)

Daniel Glass the swinging R & B master, (Royal Crown Revue), 

Felipe Torres (Davy Jones) 

Mike Clark (Herbie Hancock & Headhunters)

Phil Hawkins (Pete Escovedo)

Rob Hart (Rob Hart Trio)

Roddy Galli (​Berklee College of Music)
Steve Gadd

Joe Morello

Marvin "Smitty" Smith

Mike Shrieve (Santana)
Ed Shaughnessy

Alan White

Dave Weckl
Danny Gottlieb

Simon Phillips

Carmine Appice

Past legendary clinics at Drum World 1979 - 1998
Past clinics included: 
Jim Riley, Rich Redmond
and Denny Seiwell!