Michael Lauren Clinic 10/29/2015
The Collective is proud to welcome back long time faculty member Michael Lauren for a clinic on October 29th. The Clinic is free for all to attend and will begin at 7:00PM. Seats must be reserved in advance by calling (212) 741-0091 X100, or by stopping by The Collective at 541 Avenue of the Americas, 4th Floor.
Michael Lauren has been teaching music for over 40 years. Born in New York on January 16, 1950 Michael has been drumming since the age of eight. His artistry crosses the boundaries of jazz, blues, funk, rock, world music and classical. Michael attended The Johns Hopkins University B.A., The Peabody Conservatory, and Berklee College of Music. He is a founding member of the world renowned Drummers Collective NYC, where he taught for over twenty-five years. Michael is currently Professor of Drum Set Studies at the Escola Superior de Música, Artes e Espectáculo (ESMAE) in Porto, where he was also the head of the Jazz Department from 2006 to 2010. Michael has performed and/or recorded with Paul Anka, Chuck Berry, Charles Brown, Tom Jones, Darlene Love, Martha Reeves, Milt Hinton, Teo Macero, Jerry Jermott, Bob Mintzer, Kenny Davern, Bill Frisell, Mike Stern, Robert Kraft, Don Sebesky, Orquestra Jazz Matosinhos, The Postcard Brass Band, Jorge Costa Pinto Big Band, The Mario Santos Quintet, The Hugo Alves Quartet, Orquestra Jazz Algarve, 2 Tubas & Friends and many others. Michael has also led his own bands, including Bashier, Magister Ludi, and The Michael Lauren All Stars. Michael has worked in Broadway theatre productions and in the studios of New York recording jingles, industrials and albums. He was also staff drummer for the music publishing company Famous Music. The author of seven books: Welcome To Odd Times – An Approach To Mental and Manual Dexterity For The Drum Set, The Encyclopedia of Double Bass Drumming, Rudiments And Variations For Drummers, Understanding Rhythm – A Guide To Reading Music, Rhythmic Fundamentals, Compreender Ritmo, and The Book of Silence, Michael is also an internationally recognized teacher and clinician. He has also written articles for Modern Drummer Magazine’s magazine Percussive Notes and Score Magazine a subdivision of the PBS television series “Rock School”. Michael endorses Yamaha drums, Zildjian cymbals and sticks, and Remo drumheads.