Relocating To The USA
Sammy ‘The Bull’
Since relocating to the USA in 2002, Australian born double bass drumming star, Sammy “The Bull”, has embedded his unique footprint into the LA music scene. A sought after educator, Sammy has embarked on European and Asian clinic tours, performed at the Montreal and Batuka! Drum Festivals and Australia’s Ultimate Drummer’s Weekend. Sammy’s live and recording credits include
Jazz-Improv rockers Gongzilla, Rockstar Supernova’s Lukas Rossi, MR. BIG’s Billy Sheehan, Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt and legendary ex-Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash…
In 2011, Sammy & fellow co – author Matt Sorum released a book entitled, ‘Double Bass Drumming & Power Fills Workout’
The definitive must-have workout text on double bass drumming grooves and power fills for the modern rock drummer.
Sam’s level of experience, ability to play multiple styles of music, and provide professional value added services such as musical directorship and sight reading put him in high demand for shows ranging from small club trios playing jazz through to large capacity stadium shows playing classic rock to country music. Sam continues the path toward becoming one of the highly respected and world renowned Drummers of modern times.
Steven Adler (GNR) Personal Drum Coach
Rob Morrow (Actor / Musician)
Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme)
Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth)
Napoleon Brock Murphy (Frank Zappa)
Lukas Rossi (Rockstar Supernova)
Paige Hamilton (Helmet)
Logan Mader (Machine Head)
3 Days Grace
Gong / Gongzilla
Tony MacAlpine (Steve Vai) (Sessions)
Mark Boals (Yngwie Malmsteen) (Sessions)
*** Lesson Details ***
Sam has taught drums all over the globe for over 20 years, from beginners to professionals. All lessons are tailored to the students individual needs.
2. Sight Reading
4. Double Bass Drumming
5. Odd Time
9. Drum Fills
17. Playing to a click track
18. Rock, Jazz, Punk, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, Latin, Funk, Fusion, Blues....
And much more.............
*** Studio Equipment ***
Sam has 3 Mapex Saturn Series Drum-Kits. Fully equipped with a PA and Double Bass Drum Pedals....
*** Travel Equipment ***
I will provide the teaching materials. I expect the student to have a drum-kit or at least a practice pad and sticks.
*** Specialties ***
Hand technique (Moller) Feet technique (Heel & toe) Co-ordination, independence, soloing, studio drumming, funk, rock, jazz, funk, latin, fusion, odd time, metal, sight reading, music business, syncopation, ostinato's, hand & Feet exercises, groove development,
· Drum · Sam is an awesome drum instructor!
Sam is an excellent instructor. He moves at a perfect pace. I am never bored and constantly challenged to learn something new. He keeps the lessons fun while making sure I get the most out of every minute. I am able to apply the concepts he teaches while I practice on my own and have seen very positive results. He is very flexible in working around my schedule. I would recommend Sam to anyone at any skill level.