Gregg Bissonette Launches New Online Drum School on DrumChannel.com with Exciting Giveaway
Gregg Bissonette Groove Camp March 15-17 in Thousand Oaks, CA
OXNARD, CALIFORNIA (March 11, 2013) – Grammy Award-winning drummer Gregg Bissonette released details today for his new online drum instructional program, Gregg Bissonette Drum School, launching Friday, March 15 on DrumChannel.com. Gregg previewed his drum school to fans across the country and around the world during a free, live lesson on DrumChannel.com, where he announced his Yesterday • Today • Tomorrow giveaway. DrumChannel.com is the world’s leading drum education website, featuring hundreds of live and on-demand lessons, shows and master classes.
“I am so excited to be working with my good friends at DrumChannel.com to bring my new drum school to drummers around the world,” says Bissonette. “I hope you have as much fun learning from these lessons as I did filming them.”
“Gregg is the perfect addition to our faculty, joining Terry Bozzio, Neil Peart, Peter Erskine, Tony Royster Jr. and other legendary drummers,” says Don Lombardi, founder of DrumChannel.com. “Gregg’s school covers just about every style including rock, jazz, fusion, funk, latin, metal and much more. Gregg will also use his unique approach to teach students how to tune, be a better session and gigging drummer, master rudiments and build your overall drumming vocabulary.”
The first ever Gregg Bissonette Groove Camp (March 15-17, Thousand Oaks, CA) and a dazzling new sweepstakes sponsored by the world-renowned drummer and DrumChannel.com coincide with the school’s launch March 15. Eleven winners (chosen at random) receive a free one-year subscription to DrumChannel.com; a signature Gregg Bissonette paradiddle t-shirt; Gregg’s new instructional DVD, Yesterday * Today * Tomorrow; and Gregg’s signature Backbeat drumsticks from Vic Firth. The Grand Prize winner also receives a free, personalized one-hour Skype lesson with Gregg, plus his new tambourine foot pedal, which is available through Drum Workshop. Visit greggbissonette.com/giveaway to enter the sweepstakes.
Gregg has become known as one of the most versatile drummers in the business, his broad experience ranging from big band, blues, and rock, to Latin, fusion, and much more. He has played with some of the biggest names in the music industry, including Ringo Starr, Santana, James Taylor, David Lee Roth, Toto, Linda Ronstadt, Andrea Bocelli, Brian Wilson, Smash Mouth, the Doobie Brothers, Barry Manilow, Ozzy Osbourne, the Brian Setzer Band, Enrique Iglesias, and the world’s loudest band, Spinal Tap. He has played on scores for TV (Friends and 10 Years) and film, including Best in Show, The Devil Wears Prada, American Pie, The Bucket List, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Enchanted, Waiting for Guffman, and A Mighty Wind.
Gregg has played live on American Idol as well as on the Academy Award-winning song “Man or Muppet” from the major motion picture The Muppets. He also played on the album Santana Supernatural, which won 11 Grammys, and Live in Osaka with Larry Carlton and Steve Lukather, which won a Grammy for best pop instrumental.
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