Drum Books, Gear, and Accessories that I Actually Use...

I created this page for my students so they could quickly find links to the books and supplies required for lessons. I thought it might be useful to anyone else who stumbles across it though, so I've made it public. I'm a working drummer and teacher, so every product on this page is something I actually use in either my teaching practice or as a professional drummer.

FYI, the product pages contain affiliate links (mainly Amazon), so I make a tiny percentage (around 4%) for clickthroughs that result in a purchase. Thanks! 

Teaching Rhythm For All Instruments – Joel Rothman
This is an excellent source for learning to read rhythmic notation. Around here we just call it "Rothman," and it's a requirement for all beginning...
Gary Chaffee’s Time Functioning Patterns
It would take too long to write about the importance of Gary Chaffee here, so I’ll just say that this book is a must-have for...
A Funky Primer for the Rock Drummer
Ah, the Funky Primer! I believe this was my very first drum set method book… I still have my copy from the 1970’s! This book...
Tommy Igoe’s Great Hands for a Lifetime
This is quite possibly my favorite drum education product, and I use it both in my teaching practice and as a life-long student of drumming...