Drum Clinics

Clinics, Workshops and Master Classes.

Contact Daniel to schedule a clinic at your school, store, or event!

Daniel Glass is an award winning drummer, author, educator and one of today’s foremost authorities on classic American drumming. He has performed over 300 clinics and master classes all over the world, appearing at many top international drumming festivals and conferences.

All of Daniel’s clinics focus on the evolution of drumming, taking into account the impact that this unique instrument has had on American popular music. Daniel presents the material with a fun, engaging and high-energy approach that the legendary swing drummer Louie Bellson referred to as “delightful and refreshing.”

Using dazzling chops, tons of showmanship and various multi-media tools, Daniel takes his audience on a whirlwind journey that covers seven decades of groove. His goal? To convince the modern musician that if you want to understand the sounds of today – Rock, Pop, Blues, Funk, Hip Hop, Reggae, Gospel, etc – it is imperative that you understand your Roots.

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Here's What People are Saying About Daniel's Clinics:

“We’ve brought Daniel into the Collective every year for past 6 years. Whatever the topic, he gives our students an unforgettable and extremely informative clinic on the history of the drums, not only teaching them the roots of where it all came from, but applying it to today’s modern settings.

We look forward to having him back at Drummers Collective again in the future.”

Tony Maggiolino
Marketing Director, Drummers Collective, New York City

“Daniel’s clinic in last night was fantastic. It was really refreshing to see a drum clinic about something a little different, rather than focusing on speed or technique like many do. Daniel’s clinic style and wealth of knowledge re: the history of drums/ drumming and in particular, the creation of swing / rockabilly etc, was incredible.”

Justin Malseed
Vic Firth rep. for Australia

“Daniel Glass was exactly what our students needed. Someone who can deliver a great educational message in a way the kids would truly enjoy it.

You can’t go wrong with great historical information mixed with some killer drumming!!”

Rob Starrett
Director of Bands, Westshore School District Harrisburg, PA

“Daniel was down to earth, fun, practical, extremely knowledgeable and made the material relevant for all of the students, not just the percussionists.”

Brian Engelson
Director of Bands, Palm Springs High School, Palm Springs, California

“Daniel – Where do i start but say a big thank you for what you delivered last night. It has been described by many as the best clinic they have ever seen. It was beautiful to hear someone play and speak about music with such passion and feel.”

Steve Morrison
Owner, Revolver Drums, Melbourne, Australia

“I have been managing one of Australia’s biggest drum shops for around 25 years. Of the more than 100 clinics I have seen, Daniel’s was by far one the best.”

John Stephens
Manager, John Reynolds Music City, Adelaide, Australia

“Daniel, it was a great pleasure to have you out here for the Meadows Drum camp. Your clinic was both entertaining and informative (I wish we had more time), and you played your tail off. The next morning I came in and all the kids were playing swinging drum solos and grooves. You really inspired the campers.”

Brett Barnes
President – Percussive Arts Society, Nevada Chapter

“Daniel makes his point with the heart of an educator and the soul of an entertainer. His clinic was one of the most inspirational and educational that we’ve had to date.”

Rej Troup
Manager, Dale’s Drum Shop, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

“I just saw Daniel Glass perform one of the best clinics EVER. You may have heard Daniel’s name recently, with his book with Zoro doing well. I wanted to let you know that if you get a chance to see him in clinic, it’s well worth the effort.

These days I’m kind of over clinics because often they are not so much about drumming as about the individual. But this was a very different kettle of fish. Daniel spoke of and demonstrated the history of the instrument in detail. It was never boring.

He’s also a great guy. Had a lot of time for my young student who attended. I feel refreshed about drumming right now. Very positive. It’s a good feeling.”

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“Daniel, thank you so much for the opportunity to learn from one of the greatest drummers of our time! My son Ryan and I attended your clinic and he’s been talking about it since we left. We also had the chance to meet you afterwards and you were very kind and inspirational.

As soon as we got home Ryan’s older sister (who is also taking lessons) was thoroughly bummed that she chose not to attend. The entire family has been enjoying your awesome drumming with RCR for years and it was great to finally meet you!”

Doug Wrathall

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