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No one can imagine the heights to which he will bring the craft of drumming to in the future. Steph is the best student I have seen here.

JIM CHAPIN

Internationally recognized drummerclinicianeducator, and author, Stephane Chamberland has performed and recorded with numerous musicians playing hundreds of live shows. Known to be a versatile drummer – performing, reading, and writing all styles of music – Stephane is currently playing with his own jazz Quartet while freelancing with about 30 bands/year. 

As a clinician, Steph has presented hundreds of clinics and master classes in stores, schools, camps, and festivals in the U.S., Canada, Taiwan, Brazil, and China over the past ten years. He has performed at the Canadian Cape Breton Drum Festival, the Taipei International Percussion Summer Camp (Taipei National University of the Arts), the Da Dong Tian Xia Music Concert (Shanghai Grand Theatre), The Batuka International Drum Festival in Brazil, and the Shanghai International Percussion Camp just to name a few. He also presented clinics at The Benny Lim SG Drum Academy in Singapore, at The Capitale DrumFest in Québec City, at the Chris Lesso drum school in Toronto and at the Drumming Lab in Paris.

Stephane maintains a busy private teaching schedule on Skype and in-person, coaching students from 12 different countries. Steph's studios, located in Quebec City, Canada, and New York City, are state-of-the-art teaching and recording facilities where drummers from all over the world come to study. Steph has also been working with companies such as Mapex DrumsEvans DrumheadsPromark Sticks and Sabian Cymbals to develop and support various educational programs.

Stephane has studied drumset with many renowned teachers from around the globe including Dom FamularoJim ChapinRick Gratton, Robby Ameen, Jeff SalemPaul DeLongJoe BergaminiJohn FavicchiaAldo Mazza, Eduardo Guedes, Richard IrwinClaus Hessler, and Frank Belluci. He attended the Manhattan School of Music to study with John Riley and Bobby Sanabria, and also studied at the Conservatory of Music in Quebec City.

Steph’s interests in writing and education have led him to become very active in the music publishing world. He is the co-author of the books The Weaker SideDrumset Duets, and Pedal Control with Dom Famularo and Joe Bergamini (Wizdom Media – Alfred Publishing). He has worked on the book Drumset for Beginners (Alfred Publishing) with Paul Hose and Jim Farey. Stephane also edited the latest editions of the worldwide number one drum books, Stick Control, and Accents and Rebounds, by George Lawrence Stone.

Steph has represented Alfred Publishing at the NAMM show in California and remains a contributing writer for Modern DrummerDrums EtcCanadian MusicianPercussive Notes, and Classic Drummer magazine.

Books

Private Lessons in NYC

Steph now offers private lessons and coaching for all levels of drumming in his studio in New York City, located in the Music Building: 584 8th Ave. Students have been travelling from all around the world to study with Stephane. The studio is an accredited Wizdom Drumshed and offers the most productive teaching environment possible to aspiring students. It was created in partnership with Dom Famularo’s original Wizdom Drumshed in Long Island. Steph builds a personalized program for each student

Student Testimonials

Mike Holmes Japan

"It only takes a moment to discover that studying with Stephane is going to be something special. Within minutes, Steph can highlight areas that could use more attention and provides instruction that immediately addresses those areas.  With a little time and a little conversation, Stephane is able to put together an entire study program based on your needs and desires that is sure to take your drumming to a higher level than you ever imagined possible. Not only is Stephane an excellent teacher in the craft of drumming but he also incites – or re-ignites – the passion for drumming that is what takes the craft and turns it into art. Stephane is the instructor who can show you how to learn to focus your desire and express your art. Steph travels the world giving demonstrations, Master Camps, and lessons, and now is your chance to have your own one-on-one Master Camp spent in the luxury of Steph’s Wizdom Drumshed Quebec studio. Whether you are a beginner or professional, I unreservedly recommend Stephane Chamberland as one of the finest teachers you are ever likely to encounter. I traveled halfway around the world for my first lessons and I’m already making plans for my next visit."

Martin Hernandez Mexico

"Taking lessons with Steph has been a great journey. It doesn’t matter if you are starting or if you are already an advance drummer from the first lesson you will start to improve greatly. He will take your skills to the next level in a very friendly and organized way, The lessons will take you step by step to your goals and with all the high tech equipment that he uses you can see very clearly every angle and it sounds great. Without a doubt he is an amazing drummer and teacher and I’m grateful with him for all the knowledge and advices that he has gave me."

Nina Para Brazil

"I met Stephane in 2013 and since then have been studying with him. He provides high quality lessons, an enormous knowledge of the drums, a huge content, great patience, and persistence in seeing the student learn. I recommend his lessons for every student at any level."

Clinics

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 DrumsSabian Cymbals, Promark SticksShure 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). He also presented clinics at The Benny Lim SG Drum Academy in Singapore, at The Capitale DrumFest in Québec City, at the Chris Lesso drum school in Toronto and at the Drumming Lab in Paris. 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 Facebook

Masterclass at Dom Famularo’s studio! Thanks to Dom for inviting me and all the students! / Classe de maître au studio de Dom Famularo. Merci à Dom pour l’invitation et tous les élèves qui ont participé! #mapex #mapexdrums #drummer #drummers #drums #sabian #sabiancymbals #cymbals #evansdrumheads #daddario #promark #masterclass #teacher #students #newyork #shure #studio #stephanechamberland #domfamularo #amazing ... See MoreSee Less

Masterclass at Dom Famularo’s studio! Thanks to Dom for inviting me and all the students! / Classe de maître au studio de Dom Famularo. Merci à Dom pour l’invitation et tous les élèves qui ont participé! #mapex #mapexdrums #drummer #drummers #drums #sabian #sabiancymbals #cymbals #evansdrumheads #daddario #promark #masterclass #teacher #students #newyork #shure #studio #stephanechamberland #domfamularo #amazing

 

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Stephane Chamberland

Merci à Tony, Nancy, Guillaume, Vincent et Marie-Pier ainsi qu’aux gens qui on été présent hier! / Thanks to Tony, Nancy, Guillaume, Vincent and Marie-Pier for the great musical night! ... See MoreSee Less

Merci à Tony, Nancy, Guillaume, Vincent et Marie-Pier ainsi qu’aux gens qui on été présent hier! / Thanks to Tony, Nancy, Guillaume, Vincent and Marie-Pier for the great musical night!

2 weeks ago

Stephane Chamberland

Tonight, last minute freelance gig with REPLAY. Soundcheck done at Archibald Ste-Foy! / Ce soir, contrat à la pige à la dernière minute avec le groupe REPLAY à l’Archibald Ste-Foy. #mapex #drums #drummer #drumset #drumming #sabian #cymbals #evansdrumheads #daddario #promark #drumsticks #stephanechamberland #stage #music #band #liveshow #replay #quebec #hometown #shure #freelancing #musician ... See MoreSee Less

Tonight, last minute freelance gig with REPLAY. Soundcheck don...

 

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Pas su à temps' j'aurais bien été te voir jouer!!!

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Stephane Chamberland's Setup

Mapex Drums

  • 1. 14 x 5.5” Snare Drum
  • 2. 10 x 7” Tom
  • 3. 12 x 8” Tom
  • 4. 14 x 12” Floor
  • 5. 16 x 14” Floor
  • 6. 18”, 20” or 22” Bass Drum

Evans Drumheads

  • Snare Drum: UV1, Hazy 300
  • Toms: UV1 Coated or G1 Clear, Genera Resonant
  • Bassdrum: EQ4 (Coated/Clear), EQ3 Resonant

PROMARK STICKS & PERCUSSIONS

Steph uses Promark Sticks and all GonBops Bells and Percussions.

Sabian Cymbals

  • A. Sabian 16” HHX Evolution O-Zone Crash
  • B. Sabian 14” HHX Legacy Hats
  • C. Sabian 20” Artisan Elite Ride (with 1 rivet)
  • D. Sabian 10” AAX Air Splash
  • E. Sabian 22” Artisan Elite Ride (with 2 rivets)
  • F. Sabian 16” HHX Fierce Crash
  • G. Sabian 22” Signature Ride with an 8” HHX Splash (top)

Shure Microphones

  • Shure Beta-52A
  • Shure Beta-98AMP/C or Beta-27
  • Shure SM-57 or Beta-56A
  • Shure KSM-44A/SL or KSM-141
  • KSM 137/SL
  • Shure In-Ear Monitors P6HW
  • Shure Earphones SE535

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