Billy Cobham's

Guide to Stress-Free Drumming

Live Coaching Zoom Masterclass Series

About the Series

Legendary drummer Billy Cobham is opening his musical world up in a first-of-its-kind exclusive online workshop series: Billy Cobham’s Guide to Stress-Free Drumming. In a series of 9 three-hour monthly workshops, Cobham and a group of hand-picked guests – world-class drummers Dennis Chambers, Gary Husband, Will Calhoun and Dom Famularo – will teach the art of playing “simply but effectively.” Cobham and his guests will explore how to be the pulse, creating a foundation to support your fellow musicians while injecting your musical history and unique voice into your performance. These masterclasses will offer live coaching, giving participants a chance to have their playing personally reviewed by some of the greatest drummers in the world.

The Opportunity of a Lifetime!

  • 3-Hour Live Coaching Zoom Sessions
  • Engage Directly With Your Teachers
  • Opportunity for Real-Time Feedback
  • Limited to Just 30 Participants
  • Exclusive Drumless Play-Alongs

Drumless Play-Alongs

Each class includes a download of a:

  • Billy Cobham original composition
  • Drumless play-along
  • PDF transcription

Attendees have the opportunity to submit recordings of themselves playing along to Billy’s original songs and can receive live feedback from Billy and the instructors.

Meet Your Instructors

Prior Student Testimonials

  • This was a life changing experience!
    Kellie Rae T.
  • The Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat was amazing. I learned so much from all of the coaches!
    Malachi S.
  • It was incredible playing with Billy and Spectrum 40 Band and benefitting from each of the coaches’ perspectives!
    Ron W.
  • In a word, transformational!

    Ioannis G.

Events in this Series

Solidifying the Foundation of the Rhythm Section

Play-Along: Stratus
Instructors: Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, and Dom Famularo
Length: 3 hours
Sunday, Apr 25 at 12pm EST

Developing Your Weak Side to Equal Your Strong Side

Play-Along: Cancun Market
Instructors: Billy Cobham and Dom Famularo
Length: 3 hours
Sunday, May 30 at 12pm EST

Developing One’s Inner Sense of Time

Play-Along: Desiccated Coconuts
Instructors: Billy Cobham, Will Calhoun, and Dom Famularo
Length: 3 hours
Sunday, Jun 27 at 12pm EST

Working With Key Rudiments and Dynamics in Performance

Play-Along: Street Urchin
Instructors: Billy Cobham and Dom Famularo
Length: 3 hours
Sunday, Jul 25 at 12pm EST

Four-Way Coordination

Play-Along: Red & Yellow Cabriolet
Instructors
: Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, and Dom Famularo
Length: 3 hours
Sunday, Aug 29 at 12pm EST

Working in Odd Time Signatures

Play-Along: Spectrum
Instructors: Billy Cobham and Dom Famularo
Length: 3 hours
Sunday, Sep 26 at 12pm EST

Performing as a Contributor in Real Time

Play-Along: Obliquely Speaking
Instructors:
Billy Cobham, Gary Husband, and Dom Famularo
Length: 3 hours
Sunday, Oct 24 at 12pm EST

Interpreting Musical Passages in Jazz, Rock, Latin, Fusion

Play-Along: Serengetti Plains
Instructors: Billy Cobham, Will Calhoun, and Dom Famularo
Length: 3 hours
Sunday, Nov 28 at 12pm EST

Drum Set Placement by Item/Unit

Play-Along: Cuba on the Horizon
Instructors:
Billy Cobham, Dom Famularo, Dennis Chambers, Will Calhoun, and Gary Husband
Length: 3 hours
Sunday, Dec 19 at 12pm EST

Billy Cobham

“These workshops are about YOU and lifting up your musical and performance skills.”

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