Solidifying the Foundation of the Rhythm Section

April 25 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, Gary Husband, and Dom Famularo

Establish, as a drummer, a sense of being a contributor to the foundation of the rhythm section in order to support your fellow musicians. Other topics covered include treatment of tempo and how to establish a groove in the rhythm section.

Instructors: Billy Cobham, Dennis Chambers, Gary Husband, and Dom Famularo
Play-Along: Stratus
Foundational topics: Tempo, technique, dynamics, phrasing, listening, and interaction

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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.

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 ChambersGary HusbandWill 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!

Drumless Play-Alongs

Each class includes a download of a Billy Cobham original composition, drumless play-along, and 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

Billy Cobham
Dennis Chambers
Gary Husband
Dom Famularo

Widely acknowledged as the greatest fusion drummer of all time, Cobham came to prominence in the late ’60s and early ’70s playing on seminal recordings by Miles Davis and then the Mahavishnu Orchestra. A prolific band leader with more than 30 albums under his name, Cobham’s influence stretches well beyond the world of jazz. Billy Cobham’s Guide To Stress Free Drumming is the culmination of his life’s work.

Dennis Chambers is a legendary, well respected American drummer who has recorded and performed with artists such as Santana, Steely Dan, and Parliament/Funkadelic. Dennis is mostly known for his ability to perform with impeccable and funky timing in whatever style he’s called upon to play, as well as his incredible, fast chops.

Gary Husband is one of a rare breed of musicians in that his expression is divided equally in his capacity as a drummer and a keyboardist of international repute. His classical roots, his quest and development in the improvisational, jazz and jazz/fusion areas – not to mention his tenure in the pop, rock, funk and blues circuits – are all evident inside Gary’s distinct and far- reaching musical personality.

Dom Famularo has been traveling the globe preaching the gospel of drumming for over 40 years. Dom’s career has been built upon his unique skills as a drummer, educator, author and motivational speaker.


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April 25
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Stages Music Arts
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Terms and Conditions


By purchasing a ticket to this masterclass series, you accept all of the terms below and release and hold harmless Zoom, Stages Music Arts, and our instructors from any and all liability or any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind, arising from or in connection with your class.

Masterclass Details

All classes will begin at the scheduled time: 12pm EST and will be approximately 3-hours long. Classes will be MC’d by Dom Famularo and feature Billy Cobham and his hand-picked guests. You will be emailed play-along materials and a PDF transcription. Students have an opportunity to upload videos for the panel to review.

Recording of Classes

Recording audio or video of the Zoom calls is strictly prohibited. Violators will be prosecuted under the U.S. and international copyright laws.

Digital Downloads

Upon purchase you will be issued a link to a google drive folder where you can download the class materials. DO NOT SHARE this link with anyone. You paid for this class and these materials are yours to keep. Please let us know if you have any issues accessing the materials.

Live Zoom Call

For the best user experience, please ensure you follow the directions emailed to you 24-hours before the class. The class will be held on Zoom where many factors can affect the quality of the call. We are following best practices for streaming and presenting audio and video. Stages Music Arts and the instructors take no responsibility for any internet or technical interruptions that may occur during the Zoom call.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

There will be no refunds for missed masterclasses. Any meetings with technical failures from Stages Music Arts or the instructors will be rescheduled or restarted. Stages Music Arts and the instructors reserve the right to postpone or cancel a class for any reason including low attendance. If a class is postponed or canceled you will have the option of a credit.