JD Drum School street sign complete with Vater Pro Rock drum sticks.
JD Drum School student parking.
Front door adorned with classic drum kit pictures and Vater Rudiment Poster.
Student waiting area.
Various certificates, degrees, letters of appreciation, pictures, ect.
(I can toot my own horn once in a while right!)
Drum memorabilia cabinet.
Vater T-Shirt (from the 'Good Wood....Perfected' series),
Vintage 1980's Franz Metronome (same one as on the cover of Joe Morello's Master Studies book!),
Vintage 1970's Univox SR-55 Analog Drum Machine.
Various drum mementos. Can you spot...
Sabian Cymbals Factory Opening commemorative guest glass, Jeff Phillips drum stick key chain,
guitar player given to me by my wife after her trip to Spain when we were dating in high school,
drumming Mickey Mouse snow globe from Disney,
Vater signature drum sticks for my sons Zack and Ben,
2 identical drumset/cymbal pencil sharpeners given to me by my wife's mother and grandmother
as a xmas stocking stuffer gift way back when we were dating in high school,
but each unaware the other had bought it for me at completely different stores!,
Gretsch 125th Anniversary commemorative pin.
Drum Stick History! My first drum pad and sticks, one of my first pair of drum set sticks,
the last pair of Pro Mark model 747 drumsticks I played,
my first pair of Vater Pro Rock wood tip drum sticks from my endorsement with Vater Percussion.
My messy desk.
Buddy Rich and Neil Peart keep me company when I work at my desk!
The media control center.
Student drum kits.
Practice pad area with Vater Speed Chart, and cool reflection of drum kit in mirror!
Keith Moon of The Who watching over the pad area.
Back door with Vater Beat Poster.
My favorite Paiste cymbal ad from high school.
Teachers drum kit #1, 1968 Gold Mist Ludwig Standard with 13" 1970 Slingerland Timbale.
Drivers seat view of Ludwig Standard drumkit.
Teachers drum kit #2, 1980 Black Sonor Phonic with 6", 8", 10" Roto Toms and 13", 14" 1970 Slingerland Timbales.
My wall of drums when Ludwig is setup. From left top: Saddle seat throne, Regular seat throne,
LP Aspire Bongos, World Beat Turkish Nickel Doumbek, Meinl African Style Rope Tuned Djembe,
1987 Pearl 14x3 1/2 Maple Free Floating Snare, 1970 Slingerland 14x5 Timbale, 1976 Fibes 14x6 Clear Acrylic Snare,
1965 Carlton 14x12 Chrome Marching Snare, 1980 Sonor Phonic 14x5 3/4 Chrome Snare,
1955 Gretsch 14x5 3/4 Wood Snare, 1948 WFL 22x14 Bass, 1980 Sonor Phonic 9 ply Beechwood 13x9 Concert Tom,
14x10 Concert Tom, 16x14 Concert Tom, 18x14 Floor Tom, 15x12 Concert Tom, 24x14 Bass, Drum head storage box.
My wall of drums when Sonor is setup. From left top: Meinl African Style Rope Tuned Djembe, Child size throne,
Tama throne, LP Aspire Bongos, CP Quinto Conga, Gibralter Conga Stand, World Beat Turkish Nickel Doumbek,
Meinl Slap-Top Cajon, 1987 Pearl 14x3 1/2 Maple Free Floating Snare, 1976 Fibes 14x6 Clear Acrylic Snare,
1965 Carlton 14x12 Chrome Marching Snare, 1968 Ludwig Standard 12x8 Tom-Tom, 14x5 Chrome Snare,
14x14 Floor Tom, 20x14 Bass, 1955 Gretsch 14x5 3/4 Wood Snare, 1948 WFL 22x14 Bass, Drum head storage box.
Tributes to Keith Moon from my high school years adorn my wall of drums!
Who doesn't love the Pictures of Lily drumkit with naked women on it.
My alltime favorite shot of Keith.
The educators library!
One more of Keith for good measure (no pun intended!)
Gear for when the band comes over; Fender guitar amp, Peavey bass amp, monitors and mixers.
Words of wisdom from one of the masters.
What drum studio wouldn't be complete without a picture of The Professor, Neil Peart of Rush
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