My New Sabian Artist Page!

Please check out my new Sabian Artist page. I\'ve been a part of the Sabian family for many years as a player/educator and now as an official Sabian Artist. I want to thank everyone at Sabian for the constant support. Especially my friend Paul Cellucci who is always so supportive....

Lots of Tour Dates and Shows coming up!

Both Roger Street Friedman and Giant Flying Turtles have new releases coming soon! Check my calendar for shows and tour dates!

A link to our new video:

http://www.motherchurchpew.com/2017/04/25/video-premiere-tidal-wave-by-roger-street-friedman/

Heres just a few:


Roger Street Friedman @ Rockwood Music Hall 4/28/17

Roger Street Friedman @ Atwood's Tavern 4/30/17

Giant...

Book work is wrapping up this month....

After four plus years of writing my Book "Filling In The Grooves"
It is finally almost done! Just a few text edits left. The videos will be this month as well as the audio and play along tracks. I am very excited to finally see this project through and I...

Shooting Video Content for my book....finally.

It has been 5 years since the concept for my book was born. With many obstacles throughout the last five years such as family health challenges including my wife, it has been a long road. Several months ago I finished the manuscript for the book, and all of the written...

Drum Workshop Monday November 2nd!

This coming Monday November 2nd at 6:30pm I will be running a drum workshop / clinic. This event is supported by Sabian Cymbals and D\'Addario.
Please come down and be a part of the fun!

121 CLEVELAND AVENUE
STATEN ISLAND NY 10308

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SABIAN EDUCATION NETWORK IS UP AN RUNNING!

SABIAN EDUCATION NETWORK IS UP AN RUNNING!

THE SABIAN EDUCATION NETWORK IS AN AMAZING RESOURCE FOR DRUM SET AND PERCUSSION TEACHERS. IT IS RUN BY MY FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE JOE BERGAMINI WHO IS NOW THE EDUCATION DIRECTOR AT SABIAN! TAKE THE TIME TO APPLY!


Do you teach drums? Join the Sabian Education Network! www.sabian....

New Routines in the Hand Technique Workshop!

I have added new routines to the hand technique workshop Booklet available in the free downloads section. The workshop is gaining momentum, and I've purchased some new presentation gear to make the experience even better!...

MY HAND TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP IS HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE MONDAY NIGHT!

MONDAY SEPT. 8TH AT 6:30 PM MY HAND TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP IS HAVING AN OPEN HOUSE / MEET AND GREET EVENT! THIS EVENT WILL BE HELD AT CHRIST LUTHERAN CHURCH 121 CLEVELAND AVE STATEN ISLAND NY 10308. THERE WILL BE LIGHT REFRESHMENTS GIVE-AWAY'S AND DEMONSTRATIONS!!!
PLEASE ATTEND THIS SPECIAL EVENT RSVP...

Knee surgery!!!

Hi all just an update, I had knee surgery a week ago but I've been playing and teaching through it all. Just going easy on my right foot/knee. I am playing in Mass. this Thursday and teaching all week. My drum fill book is coming along nicely and I am...

NEW HOME FOR MY HAND TECHNIQUE WORKSHOP!

We officially have a new home for The Hand Technique Workshop!
Starting next week Wednesday March 26th at 6:30pm the workshop will be meeting at Christ Lutheran Church, 121 Cleveland Ave in the building behind the Church. We will now have a classroom with facilities and plenty of parking.
Thanks!...

I posted a picture of the new drum setup....

Hi all as promised I posted a picture of the new drum setup and pedal setup in the
"my pictures" section. The cymbal setup is not yet finished. The ride cymbals and hihat's are in place. This is a work in progress as I continue playing and evolving. This process...

My new drumset design is taking shape!

Happy holiday!
I have been redesigning my drum set to address my fascination with openhanded playing. The new setup will allow anyone to play it regardless of your dominant hand or foot. There is no need to cross your hands, ever. Of course I’ve added a few extras to my...

Tip of the week!

Hi! This is a tip for all percussionists! Practice leading with your weaker hand. Take traditional sticking and reverse them. For instance use stick control by George Lawrence Stone, page 5 and reverse all of the stickings. (ex RRRL becomes LLLR) Take grooves on the drumset and play them uncrossed....

Working on my book....

I'm in the middle of writing my book Filling In The Grooves A Guide to Playing Drum Fills That Groove and Beyond. Its coming along really well and now starting to compose play along material for it! I'll keep you posted. Hope to have it out in the fall....

Starting The Hand Technique Workshop 101

Hi everyone, as you know I've been working very heavily on the education side of my drumming career. I'm in the home stretch writing my drum fill book
"Filling In The Grooves" and of course I'm working hard on my Hand Technique Workshop with the addition of a 101 class....

My hand technique is going into week 10!

My hand technique workshop is entering week 10. Thanks to all who have been attending regularly. Its great to see the incredible improvement everyone is making! If you are interested in attending please fill out the contact form on this website and I will add you to my mailing list....

Hands workshop bringing drummers together!

My Hands Technique Workshop is bringing local drummers together in a casual non competitive setting to improve and work on the elements of good hand technique. Download the current routine from the "Downloads" section of this website. Come on down next week February 27th 7:30 pm at Fenix Studios Room...

2 Days until my hand technique workshop!

FRIENDS, ROMANS, COUNTRYMEN, LEND ME YOUR HANDS!

I would like to invite you to the first of what will be an on going workshop on hand technique. This event is being sponsored by Evans Drum heads and Vic Firth Drumsticks.
We will work on the important elements of technique in...

Updating the studio!

Exciting stuff happening in the drum studio!
With the help of student and friend Vincent Larussa I recently updated the audio in my studio to Digital Performer with the Liquid Saffire 56 audio interface! I'm also adding overhead cameras for the drum set station. Now when I record your lesson...