DrumChops Drum School & Shop located in Surprise, Az. Owner/Instructor Lou Stavris has been playing drums since the age of 5. The Surprise studio opened in 2007 after a lifetime of experience in the family drum business. In a professional career that started at the age of 13, Lou has followed in the footsteps of his Dad Jimmie Stavris Sr. A member of the Vic Firth Drum Teachers Association, Lou has combined technology with his unique lesson structure for both Drum Set and Hand Drums with a studio that includes audio and video equipment. Lessons are now available online via Skype. Check out the many instructional and demonstration videos on this YouTube Channel, and then Call or Email regarding private lessons. Spaces are always limited, so if this is something you have been wanting to do, don't delay. All Ages/Styles/Levels ... Enjoy!
I have always felt that for me to be the best Drummer I could possibly be, I needed to be able to play all types of music. Rock, Jazz, Latin, Rudiments, Read, Solo, Improvise on the spot, etc. This kind of thinking was the very core of the theories of my first instructor. My Dad, Jimmie Stavris Sr., Owned and operated a Drum School & Shop and his teaching method was to stress the foundation and the "ART" of drumming, and not how to play one style or copy the fills of just your favorite drummer. I have come to feel as strongly about this as he did, and I teach with the same goals in mind. Learn the instrument and the art of playing it, and you will be able to play anything you want. This playlist is a collection of some of the videos I've posted on-line and I chose these to try and show just some of the range of styles and soloing that this method of instruction has allowed me the pleasure of being able to play. If you dig it, please like and share the videos and check out the drumchopsdrumschool.com website for info on lessons at my studio in Surprise, AZ, and on-line via Skype.