Drumopedia! A Handbook for Beginning Drumset was published in 2010 and placed on the Top 50 in Education several times on Lulu! This is my best effort to combine all my most essential and best notes/topics I feel is best for teaching beginners/intermediate players. It is 23 Chapters (over 120 pages) and includes both modern and a multitude of topics!
"Dan - Great Hands" - Todd Sucherman (STYX/Brian Wilson Drummer)
"Other renowned drummers set to take the stage during the event include Danny Britt, Damian Corniola, Roxy Petrucci, Mike Clark, Sonny Hogan, the New Brunswick Percussion Ensemble, Mercedes Lander, Bill Ludwig III, Tommy Clufetus, Emmanuelle Caplette, Tom Bona, Pete Lockett and Dom Famularo." - Cape Breton Post (Nova Scotia, Canada), 3/09
Dan performed at One of The World's Best Drum Festivals, Cape Breton International Drum Festival (Nova Scotia, Canada) in May 2009:
"Drummer/Educator Dan Britt drew gasps of delight from the crowd." - Modern Drummer Magazine (Oct)
Some clips from The Fest:
Dan Will be a Performer at One of The World's Best Drum Festivals, Cape Breton International Drum Festival in May 2009. Recent year performers included the Drummers of Paul McCartney, Santana, Peter Gabriel, James Brown, Billy Joel, Chicago, YES, Nelly Furtado, and Frank Zappa. For Ticket Info, please
visit: Cape Breton International Drum Festival
Videos Clips of Dan @ Sam Ash, New York, May 15th, 2008
With Legendary Joe Morello after a lesson, Jan 2006!!
"Author and musician Dan Britt, known in the spiritual world for his contribution to the spiritual discipline of drumming, knows first hand the power of having a small flame lit in his spirit that led to great things. After being exposed to the art of spiritual drumming, Britt, began to seek instruction from the world’s best authorities in the art that personally led him to become one of the world’s leading instructors himself. Telling his life story, Britt states, "I cannot overestimate the power of finding something and someone that can influence you, and spark the flame within you." He recalls one of his own teachers telling him, "The cycle of self empowerment begins with respecting the flame and feeding that flame until it glows from within you. Turning you into a beacon that not only has the power to show you the way, but can be a source of guidance and inspiration for others. Do it before it’s too late. Find that flame. It’s where a happier life begins" (Quoting Dom Famularo). Today Dan Britt not only is a world class teacher and performer, but donates his time and talent to teaching the art of spiritual drumming to children in inner city public schools. – Reading his story makes me reflect on the mustard seed sayings of Jesus. Something as small as seeing another drummer inspired Dan Britt’s life to become "a tree where the birds of the air can make their nests, and is powerful enough to say to mulberry trees ‘be cast into the sea.’" - Reverend Shawn Kafader, First Congregational Church of LaGrange (in his Sermon entitled "Mustard Seed Faith", 10/3/04)
"I've been playing drums for 22 years, and I have to tell you -
I keep coming back to your website a few times a week just to see if there
are any drum exercises or great things to read,links, etc.. And again, never
disappointed. Thanks for putting together this website. You've done great
things with marketing the site and you have great affiliations as well as
alot of free stuff." - Mike Lattanzio
*Dan is now part of T.A.P. - Teacher Assistance Program. For more information, check out the clinic page. Drummers - if you live in, or are visiting the Northern New Jersey or Bergen County area, contact Dan for information on setting up a drum lesson in Dumont, NJ.
*You can find Dan in best-selling author, Stacy Debroff's latest book by Simon & Schuster called "SIGN ME UP! The Parent’s Complete Guide to Sports, Activities, Music Lessons, Dance Classes, and Other Extracurriculars"
*Modern Drummer magazine (July) published the picture and write-up Cheech and I did of the benefit event for legendary Jim Chapin. This will be found in about 10 magazines worldwide (in 3 different languages), including Slagwerkkrant (July - Holland),
Drums Etc. (May - Canada), Drums & Percussion (Germany), Vintage Drummer (July/August/September - go to Tower Records for a copy), Percussion News (May - Percussive Arts Society), Music Teacher (July/August - Australia), Music Trades, Musical Merchandise Review, AllAboutJazz.com, Music Education Madness. More on this as more responses come in!
A new article, "Believing in a New Room", is completed and will be on the website of an organization shortly. My article "Discovering Opportunity" is this week's feature newsletter article. The article "Accept the Inspiration - Take the Next Step" was today's #1 spotlight for a few days on Men's Health, About.com! , one of this week's favorites in online magazine OfSpirit, and just recruited to be printed for the staff in an Investment Banking company newsletter as well as an educational consulting research center! If you would like to use any of the articles for your company or organization, please feel free to contact me. Also, new articles are coming out soon for a special organization, to be announced. Stay Posted!
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