Clinics & Workshops


Teaching rudiments to grade eight drummers in Surrey BC

My School Clinic Philosophy
Teachers, I would be happy to meet with you and show you my curriculum. In the meantime, I would invite you to explore this website for student achievements  and see my résumé. My curriculum is very thorough and it is geared to helping students with both concert band and stage band. I give each student practical techniques which can be applied directly to school band.  Along with student handouts, students are given great “goodie bags” from both Sabian and Vic Firth- posters, stickers, magazines and great educational resources! I am a very experienced drum teacher working in Walnut Grove. I have been teaching for 40 years, the last 15 in my current home studio. I was the head drum teacher for the Tom Lee Music Academy for nine years (2000 – 2009).
Please print these free worksheets:

For snare drum click here: sample 

For drum set click here: sample

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Elementary school students learning some drum set basics.

 Swing Patrol! Jazz Workshops

Johnston Heights Swing Dance (1)

Swing Patrol plays a swing dance after a workshop at Johnson Heights Secondary.

As well as doing drum clinics, my Swing Patrol band has done fully sponsored school workshops on the subject of traditional jazz. These workshops are always a huge success with teachers and students alike. Ask me about applying for a workshop at your school!


Swing Patrol playing traditional jazz for a school clinic in Pender Harbour BC


A traditional jazz workshop in Surrey courtesy of the generous sponsorship of the White Rock Traditional Jazz Society.


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Talking to high school students about playing in a rhythm section.

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Commox Valley Workshop

A drum corps workshop in Courtenay BC


A drum corps workshop at the Seattle Drum School.

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One comment on “Clinics & Workshops
  1. Hi, Scott – We spoke at the end of class on Thursday at PHSD. Can you email me some information about lessons for adult learners? I am willing to try Skype but also willing to drive up from Seattle. Thank you – I enjoyed your classes this last week!

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