Practice Smarter. Perform Stronger. Develop the Discipline to be the Drummer you Desire

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Focus on the Essentials

Playing the drums with Proficiency and Confidence requires a strong foundation of the essential concepts. Your drumming is only as good as your foundation. 

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Maximize Your Practice

Knowing what to practice is only beneficial when you know how to practice. Strategic planning and implementation will maximize your practice gains. 

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Develop YOUR Unique Voice

Elevating knowledge to the next level is where you create your own signature voice. Not settling for average, but developing your full potential is the mission.  


This 3-LESSON COURSE will introduce you to one of the Most Popular and Essential Rhythmic Phrases of all time by using it as a guide to help develop Your Limitless 4-way Coordination.  (video + pdf included) 


Your Instructor: Jeff Bowders

Greetings, determined drummers!

DRUM DISCIPLINE ACADEMY is designed to be your trusted resource to help guide you on your drumming journey. Possibly like you, at times in my drumming life, I've experienced frustration, confusion and doubt. But once I stopped comparing myself to what everyone else was doing and redirected my focus back to the essential concepts of drumming and implement a clear practice method, the doubt faded and confidence was restored.

All of the education on this site is designed for you to be the best drummer possible. I want to share with you the techniques, methods and philosophies that have helped me develop the discipline to be able to play with some of the greatest musicians of our time.

As a professional drummer, I've had the honor to perform and/or record with guitarist Paul Gilbert, John 5, George Lynch, Joe Satriani, Larry Mitchell, Richie Kotzen, Scott Ian, Phil Collen, Warren DeMartini, Kiko Loureiro, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, Justin Derrico, Pat Travers, Brad Whitford, Kim SeHwang, Mike Keneally, Michelangelo along with artist Puddle of Mudd, Shakira, Stu Hamm, Nelson and Graham Bonnet/Alcatrazz; and furthermore, sessions for NBC's "The Voice" as well as music featured on CBS, MTV, VH-1, Nickelodean and the Discovery Channel.

As an educator, I've been an award-winning instructor at Musicians Institute (MI) in Hollywood, CA since 2003. Within that time I've produced three (3) highly acclaimed books for Hal Leonard Publishing: "Essential Rock Drumming Concepts-w/ audio", "Essential Drumset Fills-w/ audio" and "Essential Double Bass Drumming Techniques-w/ audio and video". In addition to these books, I've authored "Drum Technique 1 and 2" which is a part of the core drum curriculum at MI. And positively, one of my greatest enjoyments is being able to perform at drum clinics and festivals internationally. 

As a solo artist, I've had the fortunate pleasure of writing, recording and producing two solo albums-"Mission" and "The Pilgrimage of Thingamuhjig"- with some of my favorite people who happen to be some of the best musicians on the planet.

Feel free to contact me via email or social media. I'm looking forward to you becoming the best drummer you can be!

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