Clinics and Master Classes


The Collective School of Music is a leader in educational Clinics and Master Classes  for Drums, Bass, Guitar, Keyboard, and Vocals. The Collective’s highly regarded reputation has made the school one of the most sought after educational facilities to teach at for professional musicians and educators from all over the world. The clinicians and educators that are brought in to the school represent the best of the best and give students an opportunity to not only study with The Collective’s world class Faculty, but some of the hardest working professionals in the music industry.



Long time friend of The Collective Peter Erskine came back to the school for a clinic on October 12th, 2013. It had been almost 25 years since Peter had put on a clinic at The Collective and were we extremely excited to have him back in. We put together a few clips from the class with Peter and we are sure you will enjoy them! Very special thanks to all of the sponsoring companies: DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Vic Firth Sticks, Evans Drum Heads, Samson, Zoom, and Alfred Publishing.



Drummers Collective was proud to bring back original DC faculty member Mike Clark on October 10th, 2013. As always Mike brought his unique style and musicianship to the clinic, as well as his sense of humor and wit. This clip is a small sample of Mike playing 32 bars to open up the clinic. Enjoy!


Drummers Collective Artist in Residence Mark Guiliana came back to the school for another amazing clinic on October, 3rd, 2013. Mark spent over 2 hours focusing on many different topics throughout the evening. His overall creativity behind the drum set was showcased throughout the clinic and kept everyone in attendance begging for more. Please enjoy this clip and we hope to see you at the next Clinic with Mark!


Long time friend of The Collective, John Favicchia, came back in for a clinic on September 26th, 2013. He brought along fellow drum educator Rob Hirons from Marseille, France. The clinic was very educational with both drummers showcasing their talent as well as offering great advice for all of the students in attendance. ENJOY!


Drummers Collective faculty member Tobias Ralph put on a Master Class on July 25th, 2013, at The Collective. This was one of many held with us over the years and it was once again over the top for everyone in attendance! Here is a clip from a solo Tobias played during the class. ENJOY!


The Collective welcomed Drummer Glen Sobel to the school for the very first time on July 22nd, 2013. Glen was in the New York City area on tour with Alice Cooper and made a special trip to The Collective to put on a Master Class right before heading out to Europe with Alice. Glen covered many topics in his class for close to 2 hours. We put together a small video of Glen performing an Alice Cooper medley as well as Hot for Teacher by Van Halen in full. Enjoy!


Collective Artist in Residence Steve Jenkins came in for his first Master Class at The Collective. Steve brought in drummer Kenny Grohowski to accompany him during the class. Steve covered many different topics and held a very educational class for all in attendance. Here are some clips from the class, we hope you enjoy!


Collective Artist in Residence Ignacio Berroa returned to The Collective on June 27th, 2013 for another amazing Master Class. Ignacio, defined by Jazz Legend Dizzy Gillespie as:
“The only Latin drummer in the world, in the history of American music that intimately knows both worlds; his native Afro-Cuban music as well as Jazz…” – Truly lived up to this definition as he always does in every Master Class he puts on at The Collective. Ignacio also brought along some great musicians to play with him in the class, Luis Perdomo on Piano, and Ricky Rodriguez on Bass. Enjoy!


Our good friend Scott Pellegrom came to The Collective for his first Master Class with us on May 22nd, 2013. Scott’s unique playing style and approach made for a very interesting and inspiring class. Here is a small sample of the solo he played in the class.


Guitar Collective Artist in Residence Oz Noy came in for another Master Class on May 16th, 2013. As usual the class was very informative and inspiring. His Rhythm Section for the evening was Bass Collective Faculty Member Francesco Beccaro, and Drummers Collective Alumnus Octavio Salman. Enjoy!


Drummers Collective Artist in Residence Daniel Glass put on another amazing Master Class on May 19th, 2013 focusing on the history of the drums. Here is the final song of the class “Hey Pachuco” from Daniel’s band Royal Crown Revue.


Adam Nussbaum came into The Collective for a very inspiring Master Class on May 2nd, 2013. He brought two special guests to play in the class with him, Oz Noy on Guitar, and Frank Gravis on Bass. We hope you enjoy this quick sample video from Adams class.


The Collective was proud to host the Meinl Cymbals Common Thread Clinic Tour on Thursday, April 25th, 2013, featuring Matt Halpern, Mike Johnston, and JP Bouvet. The clinic was packed to capacity and everyone in attendance was blown away by all 3 of these amazing artists! This clip is a small teaser video as to what went down that night. We hope you enjoy!


Collective Artist in Residence, and Alumnus, Chris Coleman came home to The Collective for a Master Class on Tuesday, April 9th, 2013.