Steph offers private lessons and coaching for all levels of drumming in his studio or by Skype (online live drum lessons). If you live in or are visiting the Quebec City area (Canada), private instruction is available. There are also programs for drummers worldwide who wish to travel for intensive study or wish to study via Internet. Students have been travelling and connecting from all around the world to study with Stephane. The studio is not only a recording studio but also the only accredited Wizdom Drumshed in Canada that offers the most productive teaching environment possible to aspiring students. The studio was created in partnership with Dom Famularo’s original Wizdom Drumshed in Long Island New York and uses the same educational material and concepts. A new and modern way of teaching using the highest technology and educational programs on the planet, right now.
Stephane has presented hundreds of clinics and masterclasses in stores, camps and festivals, thrilling audiences globally. He has traveled to The United States, Canada, Taiwan and China over the past ten years and is sponsored by Mapex Drums, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Shure Microphones and Evans Drumheads. He has performed at the International Cape Breton Drum Festival, at the Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp (Taipei National University of the Arts), at the Da Dong Tian Xia Music Concert (Shanghai Grand Theatre), at the Shanghai International Percussion Camp and at the Batuka International Drumfest 2013 (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Steph is also very involved in school clinics and loves to share his knowledge and passion with everybody. Stephane remains committed to delivering the highest level of Drum Set education on any scale.
Steph on Drum Guru
Drum Guru™ is an app for Apple’s iPad and iPhone and Google Android that features lesson “packs” taught by pro drummers demonstrating great grooves, fills, and sharing other insights and techniques. Drum Guru™ is the only app of its kind that features real, pro drummers teaching you one-on-one their signature grooves, licks and fills! Each lesson pack features a “Lesson Mode” and “Practice Mode”. In Lesson Mode, you will see a video demonstrating the lesson. You can hit the 1/2 speed button to actually slow down the video in both normal size and also in full screen. In Practice Mode, you will find the lesson written out and can hear it played. You can also pause, loop, and adjust the tempo so you can better learn the lesson.
STEPH’S PACK ONE
In this pack, Stephane Chamberland shares ideas on how to develop musical and creative fills by applying rhythmic and orchestration concepts to the patterns that appear in your grooves. He begins by taking the 3:2 son clave rhythm and applying it to a groove. In the first lesson Stephane plays the groove and then isolates the clave rhythm on snare drum. The second lesson explores the different sound and voicing options available on the full drumset using just this one rhythm. Lesson three adds ghost notes and different orchestrations on the cymbals to the same rhythm, while lesson four adds double strokes between the principal notes of the rhythm. In lesson 5 a different rhythm is used to demonstrate the use of diddles in a groove and related fills. Stephane then incorporates flams into the fill.
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Stephane Chamberland's Setup
Mapex Black Panther Drums, Blaster & Velvetone
- 1. 14 x 5.5” Retrosonic Snare Drum
- 2. 16 x 14” Floor
- 3. 12 x 8” Tom
- 4. 14 x 12” Floor
- 5. 10 x 7” Tom
- 6. 18 x 16” Bass Drum
- UV1, G1 or Calftone on Snare Drums
- Calftone on tops of Toms
- J1 Coated on bottoms of all Toms
- Hazy 300 on bottoms of Snare Drums
- EQ4 (Coated/Clear) or Calftone on Bass Drum
- Calftone on front of Bass Drum
- A. Sabian Crescent 22” Distressed Ride
- B. Sabian 14” HH Big and Ugly King Hats
- C. Sabian 10” AAX Air Splash
- D. Sabian Crescent 22” Element Ride
- E. Sabian 16” HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash
- F. Sabian 22” Custom Shop Flat Ride with an 8” HHX Splash (top)
- Shure Beta-52A for the Bass Drum
- Shure Beta-98AMP/C for Toms or Beta-27
- Shure SM-57 or Beta-56A for the Snare Drums
- Shure KSM-44A/SL or KSM-141, KSM 137/SL as Over Heads
- Shure In-Ear Monitors P6HW
- Shure Earphones SE535