Four video lessons that will teach you the basic quarter note drum beat, how to add a crash cymbal hit, add a drum fill and jam along to fun play along tracks.

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Chris Lemp has been playing the drums for 30 years and been a professional drummer and private instructor for over 20 years. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music and Purchase College of Music, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in music.

Chris has taught at the Preparatory School, at the New England Conservatory of Music, the esteemed private school Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, CT, the Harvey School in Katonah, NY, the Forman School in Litchfield, CT, and at several music facilities throughout New England and the New York Tri-State area.

Chris relocated to Orange County, CA in 2013 after over a decade of teaching and performing in the New York Tri-State area. Chris had a very successful drum lesson business called the Westchester Drum School that offered lessons to over 40 weekly students in Westchester County, NY and Greenwich, CT.

chris has studied extensively, many different styles and techniques with many master drummers including;

• Joe Morello (Drummer on the famous song Take 5 by Dave Brubeck

• Fred Buda (Boston Pops)

• Kenny Washington (Betty Carter, Dizzy Gillespie)


• John Riley (John Scofield, Miles Davis)

• Jamey Haddad (Paul Simon, Barbara Streisand)

• Mark Walker (Lyle Mays)


• Alan Dawson (Jazz legend)

• Bob Moses (Pat Metheny, Gary Burton)

• Ian Froman (Dave Leibman)


• Johnnie Johnson (Chuck Berry)

• Charles Flores (Michel Camilo)

• Juan Pablo Torres

• Nat Reeves (Sting, Kenny Garrett)

• Jim Pugh (Steely Dan, Barbara Streisand, Paul Simon)

• Pete Malinzerni and many others



• Roomful of Blues (5 Time Grammy Nominated band)

• Dario Eskenazi (Pacquito D’Rivera)

• Hector Martignon (Ray Barretto)

• Steve Davis (Chick Corea)

• Jimmy Greene (Harry Connick, Jr.)

• The Mills Brothers

• Gary Mazzoroppi (Marion McPartland)

• Thomas Bramerie (Diana Reeves)

• Eijiro Nakagawa

• Shelton “Fat Man” Laster (Grant Green) ​

Chris has performed and toured in Canada, Europe, South America, Asia, and in 46 states throughout the United States. Some of the venues and festivals he has played at include:

• CBGB’s (New York)

• Jazz Alley (Seattle)

• The Bottom Line (New York)

 • The Lisbon, Portugual Jazz & Blues Festival

• Sine (New York)

• The Ottawa Jazz Festival

• Dakota Jazz Club (Minneapolis)

• Tralf Music Hall (Buffalo)

​• Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

• Yoshi’s (San Francisco)

• House of Blues (New Orleans)

• Irving Plaza (New York)

• The Wetlands (New York)

• The 55 Bar (New York)

• Iron Horse Music Hall (Northampton, MA)

• The Waterfront Blues Festival (Portland)

• Russian River Jazz & Blues Festival

• The Coach House (San Juan Capistrano)

• The Regatta Bar (Boston)

• The Monterey Blues Festival

• The Oroville Blues Festival

• The Tarrytown Music Hall (New York)

• Bimbo’s 365 Club (San Francisco)

• Fargo Blues Festival

• The Berk’s Jazz Festival (Reading, PA)

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