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Educator Lick Of The Month - Scott Calandra- "Peace, Love and BIG BEATS"

Scott Calandra is a musician, performer, engineer, and instructor from Buffalo, New York. You can always find him working on new and innovative drum beats/sounds or making new music in the recording studio.

Over the years he has performed and recorded in New York City, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas with a variety of talented artists. Currently, Scott is playing with [Vocalist] Christina Reilly and [Guitarist] Joe Pinnavaia in a newly formed rock outfit that is very fresh and most of all ORIGINAL.

Scott is also an independent instructor who is currently teaching drum lessons. If you have any questions about any grooves or studio techniques you can call Scott Calandra @ (716) 892-3455 or e-mail shownuff@adelphia.net

Downloadable Tracks:
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Educator Lick Of The Month Past Lessons

Educational Material

Buffalo Drum Outlet brings you the most recent drum book releases, including: Afro-Caribbean Drum Grooves by Chuck Silverman, Drum Essentials by Peter Erskine, The Ultimate KISS Play-Along, The Making of a Drum Company - The Autiobiography of William F. Ludwig II, and Learn to Play Drums with Metallica.

Videos are the next best thing to private instruction, and here are the best in educational and entertaining videos on Drums and Percussion tha Buffalo Drum Outlet has to offer.

Steve Gadd - Jim Chapin - Billy Cobham - Steve Smith - Kenny Aronoff - Terry Bozio - Neil Peart - David Garibaldi - Buddy Rich - Anton Fig - Mike Portnoy - Carmine and Vinny Appice - Mike Portnoy - Bobby Rock - Omar Hakim - Jeff Porcaro - Peter Erskine - Louie Bellson - Simon Phillips - Virgil Donati - Gregg Bissonette - Chad Smith - Gary Chaffee - Ted Reed - Rick Latham - Ignacion Berroa.

Plus many basic videos on drumset tuning, Brazilian and Cuban rhythyms, hand drums, Colin Bailey's bass drum control and much more!

Private Lessons

Bill Bruford said that music is like a mirror. Sometimes you look into that mirror, and you are appalled by your behavior. So, you want to change your behavior. With that in mind, Buffalo Drum Outlet offers private one-to-one instruction for beginners right up to advanced.

What We Teach:
HAND CONTROL- rudiments, accents, sticking patterns, hand technique.
FOOT CONTROL- bass drum patterns, technique, double bass.
STYLE DEVELOPMENT- Rock, Blues, Jazz, Latin, Afro-Cuban, Funk, Big Band, ? READING DEVELOPMENT- note values, charts, sight reading.
CONSULTING- drum tuning, recording, maintenance, auditioning, musicianship, Etc.

Materials Used
Equipment required may vary from a pair of drumsticks and a practice pad, to a full drum set depending on your level of involvement in drumming. Your teacher will supply some materials, but may require a specific book, tape or CD according to your level and specific interests. These materials are usually available at Buffalo Drum Outlet.

Scheduling Your Lesson
Contact your perspective teacher to sign up for lessons. Changes must be arranged by contacting your teacher directly. Please do not call Buffalo Drum Outlet for scheduling.

Fees & Method of Payment
All private drum lessons are based on the educator and his/her price. Call for details. Monthly payments are appreciated in advance. Payments are due on your last paid lesson to remain on the schedule. You will receive a receipt for lessons paid.

Minimum 24 hour notice excepted for cancellations. A credit will be applied toward the next month. A credit will also be given if teacher must cancel.

Drum Circles

Every uesday night at the Buffalo Drum Outlet 6:30 PM. Bring a drum and relax for only $0.00 per week. That's right, it's FREE!! For more information or to sign up call the Drum Outlet at 897-0950


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